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"OF THE STUDENTS, BY THE STUDENTS, AND 
E( )R THE STUDENTS- 




CONTENTS 



DEDICATION 
SENIOR WEEK 
LITERATURE 
LETTER MEN 
HONOR ROLLS 
SPORTS 
ACTIVITIES 
CLASS PICTURE 
GRADUATES 



Pages Two and Three 
Pages Five to Twelve 
Pages Thirteen to Sixteen 
Page Sixteen 
Page Seventeen 
Pages Eighteen to Twenty-one 
Pages Twenty-three to Twenty-nine 
Pages Thirty and Thirty-one 
Pa«e Thirty-two to Sixtv 



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MISS MIRIAM ELDRIDGE 



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WE, the Senior Class of 1933, lovingly dedicate this 
Year Book to Miss Miriam Eldridge and Miss Irene 
Wilson. 

Miss Eldridge has been Supervisor of Music in the 
Natick Public Schools since 1926. While we regret she 
has resigned her position here, we wish her much happiness 
in her work at the university next year. She has always 
been kind and helpful in bringing us programs to make us 
happy as well as appreciative of music and musicians. 

Miss Irene Wilson, Head of the English Department 
from September 1929 to December 1932, left us to become 
a member of the faculty of the Frank A. Day School at 
Newton. While we miss her pleasant smile and kindly 
advice, we know that Natick's loss has been Newton's gain. 




Bebtcation 



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PA UK FOlIt 




CLASS OF '33 



ORDER OF EXERCISES 
Last Assembly High School Hall 

Friday, June sixteenth 
Reception Armory 

June sixteenth, eight o'clock 
Graduation Colonial Theatre 

June nineteenth, eight o'clock 



GRADUATION PROGRAM 
Frocessional, "The Land of Hope and 
Glory" Elgar 
High School Orchestra 
Salutatory 

Frances Ann Halpin 
Selection, "Trees" Rasbach-Riegger 
Essay, "The League of Nations" 

John Joseph Barr 
Awarding of Pro Merito Pins 
Clifford R. Hall 
Superintendent of Schools 
Awarding of the Anna F. Goodnow Scho- 
larship 

Mrs. Harold S. Bennett 
President of the Natick Woman's Club 
Class Song Margaret Mahaney 

Class of 1933 
Essay, "Japan's Aggressiveness" 

Adamo Agostinelli 
Trumpet Solo, "A Perfect Day" Bond 

Robert D. Branagan 
Valedictory 

Eleanor Catherine McCormick 
Presentation of Diplomas 

George F. Ritter 
Chairman of the School Committee 



Recessional, "March Militaire" 

Franz-Schubert 
High School Orchestra 
Francis Joseph Carey, 19 34, Marshal 



ASSEMBLY 
Processional, "March Militaire" Schubert 
Class Poem 

Mary McGann 
Selection, "Trees" Ras"bach-Riegger 
Senior Chorus 

Class Will 

Joseph Horan 

Trumpet Solo, "A Perfect Day" Bond 
Robert Branagan 

Prophecy 

Anna Trudel 
Joseph Penell 
Presentation of Class Gift 

William Johnson for Class of 1933 
Acceptance of Class Gift 

Francis Carey for Class of 19 34 
Class History 

Anthony Thomas Marciano 
Presentation of Coach's Cup to the Best 

Student Athlete 
Awarding of: Baseball Letters, Sassamon 
Prizes, Shorthand and Typewriting 
Prizes 

Class Song Margaret Mahaney 

Class of 1933 
Recessional, "The Land of Hope and 
Glory" Elgar 



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HISTORY. 

Our graduation will mark another mile- 
stone) for the class of '33. Next year we 
will each go on with our individual ca- 
reers, so let us make a survey of the last 
three years, the period which brought to 
a close our careers as students of the 
Natick Public Schools. 

Since we were the first class to have 
had a complete Junior High School course, 
we showed the results of that training by 
the ease with which we found our way 
around in September 1930. The upper 
classmen, as usual, were expecting to be 
amused by cur confusion, but, much to 
our pleasure, they were sadly disappoint- 
ed. 

During our first year we contented our- 
selves with seeing how much noise we 
could make and yet accomplish something 
in the line of study. This notoriety made 
us in great demand. No cheering section 
was complete without our lusty voices. 
On the other hand, we showed our real 
ability by supplying three members to 
the Debating team which won the semi- 
final debate from the experienced Marl- 
boro team and a week later defeated in 
the finals our old rival, Framingham. 

With the arrival of our Junior year 
and the appearance of our new class rings, 
things started to move. Rather I should 
say, these rings moved. They must have 
had the wanderlust, for they didn't stay 
on any particular finger long. 

At this time we elected William John- 
son, President; Ferdinand Schaller, Vice- 
President; Franklin Kin'<, Treasurer; and 
Helen Connolly, Secretary. With this 
election the class of '33 began to function 
as a separate part of the school. The 
athletes, both boys and girls, made wel- 
come additions to their respective teams. 
Our names appeared with pleasing reg- 



ularity on the honor rolls and the plans 
for our Prom were formulated. With 
the arrival of that rainy night and the 
strains of sweet music, everyone looked 
forward to a perfect evening. I know 
that many of us were disappointed when 
a certain someone discovered too soon 
that the clocks had been set back. This 
discovery was the reason why our Prom 
ended so abruptly, but our pleasant mem- 
ories of it will last forever. 

The appearance of final tests in all of 
our classes awoke us to the fact that our 
second year was rapidly drawing to a 
close. With their successful completion 
we took over our new quarters as full- 
fledged Seniors. These rooms are the 
best home-rooms in the school. They are 
very popular because they can be easily 
reached from the outer doors if one ar- 
rives just in time for the last bell. Sec- 
ondly, they are the nearest to the lunch- 
room. This gives their occupants the 
advantage when that long-awaited bell 
releases the hungry horde. They had al- 
ways seemed ideal to us since they looked 
so big and roomy. This we found to be 
untrue, as every seat was filled for the 
first time in the history of the school. 
We entered as an unusually large class, 
overflowing the Sophomore rooms, and 
are proud of the fact that we have lost so 
few members during our two years that 
we also severely taxed the capacity of the 
Senior rooms. 

During our Senior year all our athletoy 
have made enviable records in their re- 
spective sports. As Seniors we had the 
privilege of finding out through mid-year 
examinations, held for the first time, 
what to expect if we continued our edu- 
cation in some higher school. These were 
a great, success in our two college divis- 
ions, since they gave a more definite ob- 
jective to our work. 

We gained a praiseworthy record as ac- 
tors in our Senior Play, "Sweet Sixteen," 
which forced at least two theatres on 
Broadway to give their performances with 
the lights on because their sole patrons 
were afraid to sit all alone in the dark. 

The Art Department presented "i'yg- 



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malion and Galatea" with Seniors making 
up most of the cast. We can therefore 
claim our shaTe of the praise for the hest 
dramatic performance ever put on by the 
High School. 

In the Commercial Department our Sen- 
iors received much praise from the town 
for the excellent work which the office- 
pratice room has turned out this year. 

With the drawing to a dose of the year 
a new problem appeared. Where was 
graduation to be held since we could not 
all be seated on the stage in the assembly 
hall? Finally, through the kindness of 
Mrs. Harris, the theatre, the only place 
that could accommodate us, has been ac- 
quired. 

The exercises to be held there June 19 
will transform us from the class of '33 
of the Natick High School to the class ot 
'3 3 of that ever-growing body of N. H. S. 
Alumni. 

ANTHONY THOMAS MARCIANO 



CLASS 
POffl 

Three happy years we've spent with you, 
On fleeting wings they've passed. 

But memories both fond and true 
Within our hearts will last. 

Our joys, our hopes, our tears you've 
known 

The kindest lessons you have taught. 
In the happy years which now are gone 
Your patience — your love is wrought. 

Dear Alma Mater, Little Mother, 
Symbolic of our red and blue, 

May all that we attain hereafter 
Be of tribute unto you: 

May our lives be fine, courageous 
And may we never cease to be 

In paths of right, all true crusaders 
Your class of nineteen thirty-three. 

Mary McGann 



CLASS WILL 

We, the Senior Class of Natick High 
School, being of sound and disposing 
minds and realizing the end of our High 
School careers near at hand, do declare 
this to be our last Will and Testament, 
revoking all agreements heretofore made 
by us. 

To the Juniors we bequeath our honor- 
able reputations as the most studious, 
most aggressive, and most eloquent Sen- 
ior Class ever to graduate from this place 
of learning. 

To the Sophomores we appropriately 
leave a case of nerve tonic and the hope 
that they uphold the gallant reputation 
we have established. 

To Mr. White we bequeath one thou- 
sand signed slips for granting wishes of 
future classes. 

To Miss Coulter we bequeath a Na- 
tional Burglar Alarm to catch the culprits 
who "borrow" the "Magruders." 

To Mr. Donahue we bequeath a straight 
jacket to insure the presence of the foot- 
ball captain at the socials in the event 
that Jack is as bashful as Bob. 

As individuals: 

I, Gladys Henry, bequeath to Sophie 
casnman my detention record given me 
by Mr. Nichols. 

I, Robert Hale, bequeath my athletic 
ability to James Keating'. 

I, Anna Trudel, bequeath my ability to 
amuse N. H. S. to Helen Hladick. 

I, Roma Wright, bequeath the two back 
seats in Room 19 to Alice Dahlgren and 
Robert Peoples. 

I, Dorothy Hedderig, bequeath my abil- 
ity in athletics to Rita Shea. 

I, William Johnson, the phantom presi- 
dent, bequeath the chair to Francis Carey. 

I, Robert Kane, bequeath my wrestling 
ability and rugged constitution to Paul 
Doherty. 

I, Fred Nickerson, bequeath to Mr. 
Gardner one rabbit and three miniature 
houses to help him explain the Daw of 
Elimination to future geometry classes. 



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I. Robert Rogers, bequeath my season 
ticket to dance with Norma Brighton to 
Dimitri. 

I, John Killeen, bequeath my reputa- 
tion as the fugitive fisherman land assort- 
ment of pipes to Bud McGlone. 

We, Jesse Heath and Harry Green, be- 
queath our frail forms to John Armenio 
and Leonard Main. 

I, Betty Lucey, bequeath my love of the 
village on the river to Harriet Keniston. 

Finally, I, Robert Gibbons, bequeath 
to Francis Daly my big red tie. 

The above instrument was subscribed 
to the said Senior Class in our presence 
and acknowledged by them to each of us; 
and they at the same time declared the 
above instrument to be their last Will and 
Testament; and at their request we have 
signed our names as witnesses hereto and 
have written opposite our names our res- 
pective present places of residence. 

(Signed) Joseph E. Horan, 

Natick, Mass. June 9, 19315 
Witnessed by: 
Edith Nutt 
Emily L. Shannon 



CLASS SONG 



All with courage and sincerity is the 

theme of Natick High, 
A voice of gladness, a touch of sadness, 
as we proudly raise our voices to the sky 
Through the years, we hold no fears, our 

lives we've moulded here at High 
Our friendship mellows, to all our fellows 
Though we drift where ever fate may let 
us go. 

Yet we want to linger, although duty's 

finger points the way to let us know 
The whole wide world is waiting, no one's 

heart is hating 
Comrades marching to the battle of life. 
All with courage and sincerity is the 

theme of Natick High 
May we remember, 'Til life's December 
The lessons learned at Alma Mater — 
Natick High 
Margaret Mahaney 



CLASS 

PROPHECY. 

Scene: City of Natick, Unemployment 
Office. 

Place: Old Natick High School. 
Time: 1943. 

The beautiful new Robert Lyman Hale 
High School that overlooks Dug Pond was 
completed in 1942 by Walter Gavin, fam- 
ous architect of Philadelphia. This mil- 
lion dollar edifice was donated by three 
of Natick's wealthiest citizens, Arthur J. 
Wenzel, stock exchange operator, Robert 
Branagan, world famous band leader and 
trumpeter, and Donald Phoenix, interna- 
tional banker. The town of Natick grew 
so rapidly during the boom of 1934 and 
1935 that it is now a city boasting of SO, 
000 inhabitants. The only space avail- 
able for the new school was Memorial 
Park. 

The class of 1933, because of its gene- 
ral prosperity, and profiting by its exper- 
ience with the depression of 1929 and 
1933, established a fund for an unem- 
ployment bureau, in case of a similar de- 
pression or period of hard times. The 
other depression has come, and while 
some of the ciass of 193 3 are unaffected, 
many have lost positions and have had to 
apply to the bureau for aid. The present 
nigii scnool, wmich was condemned in 
1941 by building inspector James S. Alex- 
ander, Jr., is being used to house the un- 
employment bureau. Ann Trudel is in 
charge of the bureau and has an able as- 
sistant in Joe Penell. We find them 
seated in the office of the bureau. Ann 
is at the phone. 

Ann: Oh, yes! You say you are Presi- 
dent John Everett's secretary, and you're 
Lillian TopnamV vou want two proies- 
sors— one to teach economics and the other 
pnysics at M. I. T.? Yes, we have two 
good men, George B. Fay, formerly of 



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the Economics Dept. at Ohio State and 
Paul Feeley of Middlebury College. We'll 
send them for an interview on Monday. 

Joe: Look Ann, there goes Joseph Bar- 
nicle and isn't he some togged out with 
his orange tie, cane, and even the ten- 
cent cigar! He tells me that he is ex- 
tremely busy with an insurance business. 
Unemployment insurance and old age 
pensions spoil most of his business. He 
has two bustling salesmen, Robert Gib- 
bons and Harry Green. Harry sold a 
huge policy to Francis Knowlton, the big 
dry goods chain-store magnate, and to 
Dorothea Sunderland, Woman's Light- 
weight Boxing Champion of the world. 

Listen, Trudy, remember that intiuen- 
tial politician, John Doherty? He wants 
us to supply six speakers and two secre- 
taries for the State Election Campaign 
which starts next week. 

Ann: Yes, we'll want to help him in 
electing Charles Frank King, Governor of 
Massachusetts and Florence Mary Hall, 
Lieutenant-Governor. Ralph Lovejoy, a 
captain in the Marines, will make a good 
impression in his uniform, Betty Suther- 
land, as President of the D. A. R., Mary 
Sullivan, President of Palmolive Soap 
Company, Nancy Bosworth of Paramount 
Picture Fame, United States Senator War- 
ren J. Bedford, Judge Grace Elkerton, 
should all have good influence upon the 
voters. 

Joe: Grace received her fame in hand- 
ling chat famous divorce case between 
Roma Wright and John Nelson. John 
found a gold mine in China so Roma 
thought she would get some of it, not 
being satisfied with the $250,000.00 set- 
tlement in the inompson case. oeorg3 
made his money as a television expert, 
you know. 

Ann: I guess that's so, all right. We'll 
have Evelyn Bouret and Winifred Blan- 
chard write the campaign speeches. 
Room "12" certainly sounds like a dress- 
making factory with all that whir-r of 
sewing machines. Rita Parker is a phil- 
anthropic lady if there ever was one. She 
is responsible for all the material that is 
going into those garments for the unem- 



ployed besides keeping Marguerite Allen, 
Sigrid Benson and Mary Balcom on her 
payroll doing the actual dressmaking. 
What's all that yelling clown in Room 11? 

Joe: That's old Doc Sudbury trying to 
keep his victim calm. It's the old gag of 
"open up wider— this won't hurt, and it'll 
only take a minute." Catherine Denny, 
once manager of the Waldorf Restaurant 
System in Massachusetts, is now out of 
work because of the almost universal use 
of synthetic tablets— the new easy way of 
getting nutrition, invented by Richard 
Trura. 

Ann: Room 11, a dental clinic, Room 12 
sewing — and all this noise and pounding 
in the assembly hall! 

Joe: Well, we have to have a workshop 
in order to repair toys and make the new 
ones, the sale of which gives our treasury 
a good boost. We have a great set up 
there with Alex Chiumento as boss, Wal- 
ter DeMelle doing the painting, and Nor- 
man Bruneau the wood turning. 

Ann: Say, that was quite a fire they 
had over in Armand Larivee's baseball 
factory on Walnut Street. Armand sure- 
ly is doing his bit in these trying times 
when he keeps Albert Woodward and 
Bruno Tassinari on as salesmen. 

Joe: Yes, he is, and say, wasn't that a 
big fire! George Fairbanks, the Chief 
of the "Who Dangs", was taking charge 
of things while his merry men, among 
whom were Tony Palladino and Ralph Sa- 
viano, were doing their best to extinguish 
the blaze. 

Ann: They were really getting the fire 
under control when the water main broke 
and then a call was sent for Holt Monag- 
han, the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Joe: Speaking of water, John Killeen 
has been employed by the Metropolitan 
Water Dept. as the guard to keep boys 
from fishing and swimming at Lake Co- 
chituate. 

Ann: The Killeens seem to be very 
prosperous. Helen is owner of the Sand- 
wich Shop and Catherine Hall and Lillian 
Ljunggren are employed there. 

Joe: Yes, several shops have opened 
around the city. Margaret Sims is ais- 



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playing gowns at the Natick Style Shop 
for Virginia Nicholson, the proprietor. 

Ann: Ameen Solomon has become one 
of the most famous tailors in this vicinity. 
He gets a great amount of work from A. 
B. Turner and Sons, the men's store on 
the corner of Main and Summer streets. 

Joe: That reminds me, did you know 
that the Heath & Heath Real Estate Co. 
has taken over Fred Harrington s man- 
sion on Highland street and it's for sale? 

Ann: No. but have you heard about the 
comic strip in the Boston Post written by 
Boh Rogers in which he portrays Alice 
Fritz as the new "Fritzie Ritz of the Mo- 
vies" and Elizabeth Malcolmson and 
James Grady are cartooning "Us Girls?" 

Joe: Speaking of comedy, have you 
seen the picture which stars Robert Rus- 
sell and Victoria Pelton? It's playing at 
the Hippodrome this week and has George 
Hume and Catherine Hughes as support- 
ing artists. Tony Guarino has become 
successor to his famous cousin "Sunshine 
Sammy" and they've changed the name 
to "Rainy-Day Tony." 

Ann: I went over to the Teachers' Col- 
lege yesterday and talked with Eleanor 
McCormick and Frances Halpin, who are 
teachers of German and French. 

Joe: Speaking of colleges, I visited the. 
Betty Co-ed College of which "Peg" Ma- 
haney is president to see the football 
team coached by Tony Marciano. He is 
ably assisted by Harold Potter and Rob- 
ert Gibbons. 

Ann: George Hanna is a Golf Pro at 
Wildwood and is making superb golfers 
of Phyllis Grant and Robert Kane. 

Joe: Joe Walsh, the largest stockholder 
of the Natick Protective Union, employs 
lone Miles and Kay Grant as stenograph- 
ers in the store. The Hedderig & Hed- 
derig Co., who run an Employment Bu- 
reau, placed the girls. 

Ann: Mary McGann won the Pulitzer 
Prize for her poetry last year. James 
O'Brien is her publicity manager. 

Joe: I saw some of our more brilliant 
classmates, Anna Jordan, Agnes Lane and 
Helen Raczus, who are teaching at Wal- 
nut Hill where Buelah Stanton is now 



president. They were all "sitting with 
their knitting." 

Joe: Walter Hayes is collecting laun- 
dry for "Peg" Nugent and Betty L,ucey, 
who are now baking in washings. Gladys 
Henry is the President of the East Na- 
tick Village Improvement Society. 

Ann: Francis Bardellini and Ferdinand 
Schaller are acting as Indian guides to 
the tourists who visit historic South Na- 
tick. The work is most remunerative, 
they say. 

Joe: I had the funniest experience I've 
had in a long time the other day when I 
saw Fred Nickerson trying to purchase 
Chinese clothes at a local dry goods store. 
I inquired why he desired the suaden 
change in clothes, and he told me he had 
been appointed Ambassador to China and 
had to dress for the occasion. He said 
he was going to fly to China from the Na- 
tick Airport in a plane built by the Valle 
Brothers. 

Virginia Hall, a war correspondent for 
the Boston Globe, is going to take the 
trip with Nickerson to get material for 
her paper. He is also taking "Joe" Eve- 
rett and Francis Barnicle the star cam- 
eramen of the Globe. 

Ann: I have the returns of the city of 
Natick election. Have you seen them 
yet? 

Joe: No, what were the returns? 

Ann: Well, Honest John Keating is 
our Mayor and our class is represented on 
the Council by John Gibbons, and Wil- 
liam Johnson. The people have wisely 
chosen Bessie Parker, Kenneth Rathbun, 
and William Whalen for the Board of 
Public Welfare. One of the boards in the 
Mayor's platform was for a new library 
where Ann Bacigalupo, Rita Conroy ana 
Alice Bonyman will probably be employed 
as librarians. 

Ann: The School Committee, Grace Gor- 
don, Marianne Burke, Edmund Shea, Anna 
Stevens and Joe Rotchford have appoint- 
ed Barbara Wade as head of the Physics 
Department in the New School. Politics 
have claimed a number from our class all 
right. Margaret Whitman is the ward 
boss of the Nebraska Plains district, while 



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Agnes Kiley decides just who will ana 
who won't vote and what the vote will be 
in South Natick. 

Joe: I was talking to Grace Marston 
the other day and she told me that she 
was superintendent of nurses at the Leo- 
nard Morse Hospital and she has Lillian 
Mercier and Betty Meehan on the nursing 
staff. 

Ann: Harry Swanson, che great artist, 
and his assistant, Ruth MacDonald, nave 
become art designers for the Chesterfield 
Cigarette Co. of which John Yveatherby 
is advertising manager. 

Joe: Elizabeth Ross owns a night club 
in New York where a floor show is put on 
three times daily by a company of dan- 
cers traveling under the name of The 
Hollywood Revue. I later learned that 
these dancers were none other than our 
old classmates Helen McManus, Frances 
Morrissey, Estelle Golden, Helen Hesek, 
Doris Doyle and Grace Bernard. 

Ann: Adamo Agostinelli is working for 
the Italian Consul as an interpreter. He 
has Alice Bedford as his secretary. 

Joe: Lee Swanson, an expert swimmer, 
has appointed Virginia Bryan, Rose Mc- 
Glone, and Priscilla Felch as swimming 
instructors at the swimming club at Dug 
Pond. 

Ann: I hear that Mary Maffei and Kita 
MacNeil have organized a women's tennis 
club. Dora Wells, Eva Mordis, Elizabeth 
Franciose and Cora Gilman are among 
the many members. They are expected 
to have a very promising tennis team. 

Joe: I saw Joe Horan the other day 
running towards Worcester Street. He 
told me he was practising for the mara- 
thon, but I didn't believe him. To tell 
the truth I think he was late and besides 
he was all dressed up, and I never saw a 
marathon runner all dressed up. 

Ann: Helen Connolly and Marie Dona- 
hue are making it much easier for the 
timid bachelors of the city. They have 
opened up a matrimonial bureau. Why 
only one week after Iva King applied for 
a husband she was married to John Barr. 

Joe: I took a bus from East Natick the 
other day and a wilder ride I've never 



had. I would have reported the driver 
if it hadn't turned out to be Leonard Yea- 
ger. 

Ann: Augusto Borghesi told me that 
Bob Rohnstock is traveling with the New 
York Yankees. Is that true? 

Joe: Yes, Bob made good at high school 
and starred with the Coolidge A. C, so 
he was taken by the Yankees. 

Ann: Laura Main and Edna Means have 
started a travel bureau and iiave just 
booked Elizabeth Shea for a cruise around 
the world. 

Joe: Remember Fran Garvin? She has 
a beauty parlor in Framingham and em- 
ploys Loretta McGrath to give perma- 
nents. Fran is doing very well there, 
but then, she always was fond of Fram- 
ingham. 

Ann: Speaking of Fran's beauty shop, 
did you know that Sydney White, the 
great scientist, is on her payroll? He 
prepares all her creams and powders. 

Joe: It seems as though the class of 
'3 3 has done quite well since they grad- 
uated from Natick High. Have you 
heard from any of the others? 

Ann: Yes, Rosaline McHale was here 
the other day and told me that Sarah 
Bernhardt has a large grocery store in 
North Natick, and that Mary Brady was 
life guard at South Natick and Argentine 
Temprendola was working in Virginia 
Nim's Stationery Store on South Main 
Street. 

Joe: I met Ernest Parks coming down 
the street with a gun and a pack on his 
back. I asked what he was doing and 
he told me that he and John Soter had 
just returned from a hunting trip in 
Maine. 

Ann: Wouldn't it be wonderful Joe, it 
all the people in the city were as well 
taken care ot as our classmates l^el s 
get busy and see if we can't make some 
contacts for some of these people who 
have applications with us. inis unem- 
ployment problem is certainly keeping us 
on the hunt for positions. 

Anna Trudel 
Joseph Penell 



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SALUTATORY 

Parents, Teachers, and Friends: 

It is a most gratifying privilege which 
bids me welcome you, in behalf of the 
Class of 1H33, to our commencement 
exercises. 

Today is indeed a day of superb happi- 
ness for us. It signifies a victory won, 
a goal attained, one brick safely deposited 
in our •"wall of life." But amidst our 
rejoicing for having successfully com- 
pleted our school term, reality suddenly 
brings to mind the predicament of our 
younger brothers and sisters who will 
scon stand before you in our places. With 
the multiple efforts turned towards elimi- 
nating all supposedly unnecessary courses 
and activities in public schools, will they 
be forced to return finally to the long- 
predominant theory of learning, be com- 
pelled to undergo the monotony of study- 
ing only the three R's? Let UG hope that 
this evil condition may never again con- 
front us and irritate the more progressive 
minds of our country. For after all. we 
do not come to school merely for book 
learning. Books alone are required for 
that. It is the social contacts which we 
encounter, learning tempered with well 
conducted activities, becoming familiar- 
ized with the "eccentricities of existence" 
which give the experience to fortify us 
against the "workings of the world." 
Instead of the abolition of entireties, as 
Benjamin Franklin said, "Use moderation 
in all things." in this case by their modi- 
fication. 

And so at this, our last gathering as an 
integral class, let me say that we, long 
the beneficiaries of opportunities made 
possible by you. trust that you will not 
deprive the commonwealth of future grad- 
uates of the same advantages, for, as 
Diogenes proclaimed. "The foundation of 
every state is in the education of its 
youth." 

FRANCIS ANN HALPIN 

VALEDICTORY 

And now. dear friends, we have come 
to the parting of ways. During the past 
twelve years we have journeyed along 
the same road, and tonight, at the cross- 
roads, we are about to resume our jour- 
neys separately, each in the path that he 



has chosen to follow. Varied are our 
destinies, and diversified the tasks which 
lie ahead of us. What we need most to 
accomplish these tasks is a strong deter- 
mination of purpose. The important 
thing is to know where we are going and 
then be on our way. A definite plan to 
follow and confidence in ourselves will 
go far toward attaining success. 

We should pause now, and seriously 
take account of ourselves. Let us delve 
deeply into the recesses of our hearts and 
minds and see what we have gleaned 
from our twelve years of schooling. Have 
they fitted us for the years that lie ahead? 
The true and first aim of education is 
character development, whether it be in 
the elementary school or in the institu- 
tions of higher learning. It is not the 
mere filling of the youthful mind with in- 
teresting facts of history, of science, of 
language and mathematics. It equips 
the growing youth to meet life on its own 
terms and fight it out to a finish. Equal- 
ly important to the actual knowledge 
which we have acquired under the guid- 
ance and direction of our good teachers, 
is the benefit derived from our inter- 
acting influence on one another in social 
and recreational activities. We have 
studied not only to learn the things we 
did not know, but to learn how to find 
out things for ourselves. 

Now is the time for initiative and self- 
expression. Whether our schooling ends 
today or whether we are to advance to 
higher fields of education, each should 
find out his best line of work, and go 
about it earnestly and with no thought of 
failure. Let us not fritter away years 
which are of tremendous importance in 
our lives, for there is too much traffic 
on the Road to Success to permit loiter- 
ing. We must choose for ourselves the 
way, solve for ourselves the problems 
which we meet, working intensively and 
whole-heartedly, always with the end in 
view of becoming useful citizens of our 
great country. 

Therefore, with a deep feeliEg of gra- 
titude and responsibility to our parents, 
our teachers, and our townspeople, let us 
go forth determined to do our i)est in 
whatever pathway our future lies. 

We, the Class of 1933, say farewell to 
Natick High, fond memories of which 
will long dwell within our hearts. 

Eleanor McCormick 



PAGE TWELVE 



THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS 

Ever since man has made war on man 
the necessity of finding some means for 
establishing world peace has been recog- 
nized. The greatest effort that was made 
in the direction of world peace before the 
World War was the round table confer- 
ence. This was made up of members from 
all the leading countries who met to- 
gether for the purpose of settling then- 
differences by discussion and arbitration. 

The Hague Court of International Ar- 
bitration was estabished in 19 07 for the 
purpose of applying judicial procedure to 
international relationships. The World 
War ended for a time all efforts toward 
peace. 

At the end of the war the desire for a 
permanent state of world peace was 
strongly manifested by every nation that 
had given its life and blood to the wanton 
destruction which had been centered in 
Western Europe. 

President Wilson expressed the desire 
of the whole world in his fourteen points 
presented as a basis for armistice nego- 
tiations. The final paragraph of his pro- 
position which stated: 

"A general association of nations must 
be established under specific covenants 
for the purpose of affording mutual guar- 
antees of political independence and terri- 
torial integrity to great and small states 
alike," led to the establishment of The 
League of Nations. 



The League, although it was established 
upon the plan offered by President 
Wilson, did not win the favor of the Uni- 
ted States. This unusual state of affairs 
must have had some explanation, because 
it is not natural that a country built upon 
principles of freedom, equality, and jus- 
tice, should reject a plan for bringing 
about the peace of the world. It was not 
the majority of people in the United Sta- 
tes who opposed the League, but a com- 
paratively small group in the legislative 
department of the government at Wash- 
ington. When the covenant of the League 
was submitted to this body for approval, 
they refused to accept any part of it that 
was binding upon the rights of the United 
States, and then, after all the concessions 
that could possibly have been made were 
agreed upon by the other countries, the 
United States still refused to sign. The 
people of the United States were never 
given a chance to vote "yes" or "no" on 
the League and the ruling forces of gov- 
ernment kept most of the proceedings 
private. 

The attitude of the United States to- 
ward the League was bound to have no 
small effect upon the other nations. 
France and England being left with no 
one to act as an arbitrator between them 
have gradually become cooler toward one 
another. The smaller nations have taken 
advantage of the unreasonable demands of 
the United States in an attempt to gain 
their own individual ambitions. The pre- 

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valent attitude of the whole world has 
been one of distrust to any general dis- 
armament. The nations say to one ano- 
ther, •"Disarmament is a fine ideal; you 
disarm first though, and I'll follow glad- 
ly.'' This deadlock having been reached, 
nothing more is done. 

The purpose of the league is stated in 
the preamble: "To promote international 
cooperation and achieve international 
peace and security by acceptance of obli- 
gations, not to resort to war, hy prescrip- 
tion of open, just and honorable relations 
between states, by the firm establishment 
of the understandings of international 
law as the actual rule of conducts among 
governments, and by maintainance of jus- 
tice and a scrupulous respect for all treaty 
obligations in the dealings of organized 
peoples with one another." 

The organization, detailed powers and 
its principal specific aims are stated in 
twenty-six articles. The covenant of the 
League was revised and signed June 28, 
1919. It became a part of the Treaty of 
Versailles, January 10, 1920. 

The League is organized in the same 
manner as the government of any of the 
larger countries. There is the secreta- 
riat, made up of a secretary-general ap- 
pointed by the council and approved by 
a majority of the assembly, and five hun- 
dred men and women of all nations who 
keep the records of the League and record 
all treaties, agreements, etc., which are 
made between countries. 

The council is composed of one repre- 
sentative for each of the five permanent 
members, Great Britain, France, Italy, 
Germany, and Japan, and nine non-per- 
manent members chosen every year by the 
assembly. 

The assembly has three members from 
each country belonging to the League. 
Each country has but one vote. 

The council and assembly both consider 
questions of international importance. 

New states are admitted to the League 
with the consent of two-thirds of the as- 
sembly. Withdrawal from the League re- 
quires two years notice and a fulfillment 
of all obligations. 



All questions which arise must be de- 
cided by unanimous consent. 

Out of the League there has grown ano- 
ther organization which, although it gains 
its power from the League, will do more 
than anything else to really establish 
everlasting peace. This body is the World 
Court. It was organized for the pur- 
pose of applying judicial procedure to 
questions of international importance that 
involve legal rights. Its judiciary con- 
sists of fifteen judges, each selected for a 
nine year term, from a list of nominees 
submitted to the court of arbitration es- 
tablished by the Hague peace conferences. 
It meets at the Hague and its method of 
procedure is very much the same as that 
of the Supreme Court in the United 
States. 

The League has been constantly occu- 
pied since its inception with settling dis- 
putes which might otherwise have led to 
war. All members are bound to submit 
all questions which tend to cause armed 
conflict to the League and if the League 
fails to reach a unanimous decision on 
the subject the parties concerned are free 
to act according to their own judgment. 
The League has operated successfully on 
all questions up to the Chinese- Japanese 
affair. This affair is likely to become 
the acid test for the League of Nations, 
and upon its decisions now will rest the 
future of world peace. 

The League has been blocked in its ef- 
forts toward disarmament by the refusal 
of the United States to join the organi- 
zation. The various administrations 
which have taken office in this country 
have tried to bring about disarmament by 
conferences outside the circles of the Lea- 
gue. 

The greatest weakness of the League 
has been the non-partisanship of the uni- 
ted States in its affairs. The second 
weakness is the lack of power to enforce 
its decrees. The Japanese situation has 
pointed out the need of force in keeping 
the member nations of the League in 
strict accordance with the laws of the co- 
venant. The inability of the League to 
use force in preserving peace must be 



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remedied in the same way that the Ar- 
ticles of Confederation in the United Sta- 
tes were remedied by the Constitution. 
The government must be given the power 
to enforce as well as express its decrees. 

The League of Nations has a very defi- 
nite place in the forward march of civili- 
zation. It is the result of years of effort 
toward the peace of the world. It is 
another great step in the forward march 
toward the light of real civilization. It 
will be the foundation for other move- 
ments which will follow and improve 
upon it. It is for us. the citizens of to- 
morrow, to learn its value and to give it 
the support which so great a work is de- 
serving. 

The general impression that we have of 
the League of Nations is a hazy picture 
of a group of solemn faces, diplomats, en- 
gaged in eternal and pointless debate. 
We fail to appreciate the real benefits of 
the organization. The League is the 
means of establishing friendly relation- 
ships between nations and every effort 
made in the direction widens tbe scope of 
the average person's business activity. 
The high tariff, the embargo and other 
institutions for the prevention of interna- 
tional trade are the result of misunder- 
standings which may be easily cleared up 
and eliminated. The work of the League 
of Nations toward international good feel- 
ing will do much toward lowering the 
price on even the simplest commodities. 
The modern world with its improved trans- 
portation and communication is too small 
to allow its races to live together and the 
League of Nations is the instrument which 
will guide us toward that ideal. 

JOHN BARR 



JAPAN'S AGGRESSIVENESS 

Not long ago a new state was set up in 
Asia. This new state was called Man- 
chuckuo. At its head is Henry Pu Yi. 
former Chinese prince. One would na- 
turally ask, "Where is this country'' 
Was there a revolution? Who recognizes 
it?" 

In answer to the first question, it is 
situated in northeastern China, in the 



Chinese province that was formerly called 
Manchuria. This state was conceived, set 
up, (by armed force) and recognized by 
Japan. 

The Chinese armies are large in number 
but they have no airplanes, the most use- 
ful instrument of common warfare. Even 
the men in the trenches, though possess- 
ing a great amount of courage, are inade- 
quately trained and supplied. 

Now let us, see the reaction of the Jap- 
anese people to the war. Not long ago, 
there appeared in a Boston daily a small 
article telling the public that the Social- 
ists of Japan are not allowed to meet. 
All Socialists are not necessarily against 
the war, just because it has been the cus- 
tom of this party to preach peace, because 
even the Socialists themselves use armed 
force to attain their ends. So it must be 
that the reason these meetings are stop- 
ped is not because they are Socialists, but 
because they oppose wars of aggression. 

Floyd Gibbons while in Japan sent a 
cable that said, "War fever at great 
height." This shows that most of the 
people are in favor of the war, yet why 
do they put such small numbers who are 
against the war down? Are they afraid 
the people of Japan will rise against the 
government? 

Some newspapers and magazines claim 
that Japan's governmental policies are es- 
tablished by the army, but since none of 
them can give satisfying proof, it is doubt- 
ful. 

The league committee of "nineteen," 
who have been investigating this war 
for about one year, have recently announ- 
ced that Japan is unjustified in the inva- 
sion of China. It declared that Japan 
did have a right to protect her interests 
and citizens in China, but it did not have 
a right to invade the Chinese territory. 
Therefore, China is justified in trying to 
repel Japan's invasion. As soon as the 
committee of nineteen s report was made 
known, Japan's delegates to the Assem- 
bly in Geneva withdrew, under orders of 
the home government. This is not a re- 
signation, however, since the league's law 
says a nation may not resign until two 



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years after the resignation has been 
handed in. This prevents any nation from 
doing any rash things. Hence. Japan may 
not he considered out of the League just 
because her delegates have withdrawn. 

Recently in Europe, much sentiment has 
been shown regarding this war, although 
not much sentiment is official. England 
favors an arms embargo of the Far East 
to stop the hostilities. Even though Eng- 
land favors this embargo it is doubtful 
whether any nation would adopt this plan. 

Arthur Brisbane recently said. "There 
are three men who can restore world 
peace, Franklin I). Roosevelt, Japan's Mi- 



kado, and the Pope." In the first place, 
Roosevelt at the head of the most prosper- 
ous nation on earth, could set an example 
tor other nations. The Mikado with 
all his influence could recall his army 
from China. The Pope, the world's great- 
est statesman, can easily lead the minds 
of his millions along the channels or 
peace. 

Many of us wonder how it will end. 
Will China remain the downtrodden, pity- 
ful giant of Asia, or will she arise, as 
nations have done before, and fight off 
this Japanese menace? 

ADAMO AGOSTINELLI 



JJattcfe i|tgfj g>djool letter Jflen 



FOOTBALL 
Angelo. Joseph 
Hell, Walter 
Bianchi, Carlo 
Bismark. Andrew 
Carey, Francis 
C'orkery, John 
Day, Walter 
Delaney, John 
Feeley, Paul 
Gavin. Walter 
Gibbons, Robert 
Grady, James 
Green, Harry 
Hale, Robert 
Heath, Jessie 
Keating, James 
Lcvejoy, Ralph 
Marciano, Anthony 
Penell, Joseph 
Petro, Demetre 
Rogers. Robert 
Rotchford, John 
Rotehford, Joseph 
Sabean, Nelson 

Saviano, Ralph 
Thompson. George 
Whalen, William 
Wignot, Jackson 
Williamson, Reginald 
Wilson. John 



GOLF 
Alexander, Stewart 
Everett. John 
Hanna. George 
Keating. James 
Larivee, Armand 
McGlone, Frederick 
Mitchell. John 
Zicko, James 



BASKETBALL 

Angelo, Joseph 
Bianchi, Carlo 
Bismark. Andrew 
Carey, Francis 
Chiumento, Alex 
Corkery, John 
Feeley, Paul 
Gavin, Walter 
Hale, Robert 
Keating, James 
Mac kin, John 
O'Reagan, Phillip 
Palli. Arthur 
Penell, Joseph 
Petro, Demetre 
Rotchford, Joseph 
Snell, Boyd 
Thompson, Austin 
Townsend, Walter 
Walsh, Joseph 
Wignot, Jackson 



HOCKEY 



Burgess, Joseph 
Doherty, John 
Fairbanks, George 
Hayes, Walter 
King, Franklin 
McNichols, Robert 
Mitchell, John 
Nickerson, Frederick 
Peoples, Robert 
Phoenix, Donald 
Rotchford, John 
Sullivan, John 
Woodward. Albert 
Zicko, James 
King, Franklin 



BASEBALL 
Bell, Walter 
Bianchi, Carlo 
Bismark, Andrew 
Bond. John 
Carey, Francis 
Carey, Leo 
Corkery, John 
Doherty, John 
Doherty, Paul 
Downing, John 
Fitzgerald, Francis 
Gleason, Robert 
Grassey, Joseph 
Hale, Robert 
Johnson, William 
Keating, James 
King, Franklin 
Morrissey, Paul 
O'Reagan, Phillip 
Potter, Albert 
Rohnstock, Robert 
Snell. Boyd 
Wignot, Jackson 
Williamson, Reginald 
Woodward. Albert 



TENNIS 
Bismark, Andrew 
Featherman, Morris 
Penell, Joseph 
Snell, Boyd 



BAND 
Guarino, Rocco 
Chiumento, Alexander 
Apostol, Pandy 
Fairbanks, George 
Bell, Donald 
Everett, Joseph 
Branagan, Robert 



PAGE SIXTEEN 



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SENIOR HONOR ROLL 



CLASS OF 1933 
HIGHEST HONORS 
Frances Ann Halpin, Salutatorian 
Anna Marguerite Jordan 
Eleanor Catherine McCormick, 

Valedictorian 
Victoria Pfeiffer Pelton 

PRO MERITO 

Grace Dorothy Bernard 
Sarah Bernhardt 
Catherine Theresa Denny- 
John L. Everett 
Dorothy Mary Hedderig 
Iva R. King 

Francis Howard Knowlton 
Agnes Helen Lane 
Edna Florence Means 
Lilianne Alice Marie Mercier 
lone Mary Miles 
Eva Mordis 
Virginia Alice Nims 
Bessie Barker 
Rita Parker 
Helen Raczus 
Robert Thayer Russell 
Ferdinand Schaller 
Grace Beulah Stanton 
Dorothea Mae Sunderland 
Barbara Lucille Wade 
Arthur Josiah Wenzel, Jr. 

HONORS 

Anna Lillian Bacigalupo 
Mary Ellen Balcom 
John J. Barr, 2nd. 
Winifred Blanchard 
Robert D. Branagan 
Helen Elizabeth Connolly 
Rita Agnes Conroy 
Walter Earl DeMelle 
Priscilla Hazel Felch 
Frances. J. Garvin 
Cora I. Oilman 



Antonio Guarino 
Florence Mary Hall 
Fred Elson Harrington 
Jesse T. Heath, Jr. 
Mary Frances Heath 
Esther Theodora Hedderig 
John Joseph Keating 
John David Killeen 
Charles Franklin King 
Margaret Helen Mahaney 
Anthony Miarciano 
Mary Margaret McGann 
Mary Elizabeth Meehan 
Margaret Mary Nugent 
Robert Bruce Rogers 
Anna May Stevens 
David Vincent Sudbury 
Mary Sullivan 
Bruno Thomas Tassinari 
Argentina Rita Temprendola, 
John Herbert Weatherby 
Myrtle Irene Wheeler 



FACULTY HONOR ROLL 



Roy W. Hill 
Edward N. White 
Harold C. Sears 
Clayton E. Gardner 
Elva C. Coulter 
Florence E. Belliveau 
John C. Caldwell 
Margaret E. Cellarius 
E. Grace Church 
Isabel C. Currier 
John F. Donahue 
Miriam Eldridge 
Muriel E. Mann 
Elizabeth G. Murphy 
Chester Nichols 
Edith M. Nntt 
Marguerite Rafferty 
Ethel W. Ratsey 
Louise M. Scott 
Emily L. Shannon 
Louise M. Sullivan 
Daisy V. Wildbur 
Kathleen W. Young 



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FOOTBALL 



well that they had been in a hard-fought 



Considering the fact that once again 
Natick's football team was pursued in- 
cessantly by the injury jinx, the record of 
her 1932 eleven can be considered as 
very satisfactory. At least we had a 
team that was in there fighting every 
minute spurred on by that indomitable 
package of energy Captain "Bobby" Hale. 
Natick's opponents were, as is usually the 
case, much larger physically than we were, 
making the task much more difficult. 
Making an auspicious start, Natick took 
the first three games in a row. Then we 
struck a snag in the form of heavier and 
more experienced elevens from Belmont, 
Milford, Dedham and Norwood. Sand- 
wiched in between these unfortunate af- 
fairs was a brilliant victory over Need- 
ham to the tune of 20-7. To cap the 
climax, a championship Framingham team 
was held to two touchdowns, but before 
the final whistle blew they knew very 



football game 








The games 


were 


as follows: 




Natick 


7 


Marlboro 


6 


Natick 


12 


St John's High 


Natick 


27 


Wellesley 





Natick 





Dedham 


13 


Natick 





Belmont 


19 


Natick 





Milford 


19 


Natick 


20 


Needham 


7 


Natick 





Norwood 


6 


Natick 


■o 


Framingham 


13 


For 


66 


Against 


83 



LINEUPS 



First Team 




Second Team 


Day 


r.e. 


Carey 


Bianchi 


r.t. 


Delaney 


Marciano 


r.g. 


Bell 


Petro 


c. 


Wignot 


Thompson 


l.g. 


Buckler 


Rogers 


l.t. 


Townsenci 


Saviano 


I.e. 


Lovejoy 


Keating 


q.b. 


Joe Rotchford 


Bismark 


r.h.b. 


Palli 


Hale 


l.h.b. 


Corkery 


Gavin 


f.b. 


Wilson 



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BASKETBALL 

Back Row — Mackin, Gavin, Petro, Grassey, Corkery, O'Regan, Holden, Townsend. 

Second Row — Green, Snell, Bismark, Feeley, Wignot, Chiumento, Rotc'.iford 

Front Row — Palli, Walsh, Penell, Thompson, Carey, Hale, Keating, Coach Donahue. 



BOYS' BASKETBALL 



On March 4 of this year, another Na- 
tick High School Basketball Season un- 
der the direction of Coach Donahue, was 
brought to a close. 

The Basketball Season was a series of 
victories marred by only three defeats. 

The first defeat was suffered at Ded- 
ham on foul points. Fully eleven points 
went to Dedham in this way. 

The following night Natick again suf- 
fered defeat from Wellesley. 

The remaining defeat was encountered 
at Framingham. 



"Bob" Hale, Keating, Carey, Walsh and 
Captain Penell exhibited fine team work 
this season and are to be congratulated. 

The second team took the laurels for 
the year with 14 victories and no defeats 
for a perfect record. 

LINEUPS 



First Team 
Joseph Penell 
Jerra Carey 
Joseph Walsh 
A. Chiumento 
Robert Hale 
A. Thompson 
J. Keating 



l.f. 
r.f. 

c 

r.g. 
l.g. 
l.g. 



Second Team 
Boyd Snell 
Paul Feeley 
Andrew Bismark 

Jackson Wignot 



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GIRLS' BASKETBALL 
Back Row — M. Sims, A. Trudel, M. Nugent, Miss Currier. 
Front Row — P. Grant, R. McGlone, D. Hed derig, R. Wright, V. Bryan. 



GIRLS' BASKETBALL 

When the new coach, Miss Isabella 
Currier, announced the beginning of the 
basketball season a total of ninety girls 
signed up. The girls were divided into 
ten teams and for the first time they 
played intermural basketball. 

The Senior, .Junior, and Sophomore 
teams were formed from these teams. In 
the first class game, the Natick Seniors 
defeated the Ashland Seniors, the Juniors 
lost a close game, and the Sophomores 
tied their score. Then the class teams 
met their old rival, Framingham, and 
after having been defeated by these girls 



in previous years, staged a remarkable 
game and defeated the three Framingham 
teams. 

The Senior team proving to be the 
best, changed their name and became the 
Natick High Girls' Varsity. The team 
included: Dorothy Hedderig, ( Captain) 
c: Rose McGlone, sc; Anne Trudel, rf; 
Virginia Bryan, If; Margaret Nugent, rg; 
Phyllis Grant, lg; Roma Wright, lg. 

The girls carried on the old Natick 
High School tradition by defeating the 
Alumnae. In their second game the 
girls were defeated by the Norwood girls, 
but they felt that they had had a success- 
ful season, having won three out of four 
games. 



PACK TWENTY 




BASEBALL 
-Green, L. Carey, O'Regan, Burke, DeMelle, 



Trum, Fitzgerald, Wignot, 



Back Row- 
Coach Donahue. 

Third Row — Bond, Williamson, Downing, Morrisey, Bismark, Doherty, Potter, Gleason 
Second Row — Bianchi, Keating, Snell, Doherty, Woodward, Corkery, Rohnstock. 
Front Row — Grassey, Bell, King, Carey Johnson. 



The Natick High School Baseball sea- 


Coach Donahue 


may continue 


to 


son opened April 13 at Coolidge Fielrt 


successful ball teams 






with about forty boys reporting for prac- 


Natick 


7 


Hopkinton 


2 


tice. After the regulars were chosen, 


Natick 


13 


Holliston 


1 


Coach Donahue formed his usual winning 


Natick 


5 


Norwood 


1 


club. 


Natick 


9 


Marlboro 


8 


With Hale and Rohnstock on the mound 


Natick 


12 


Dedham 


1 


the home team went through the first 


Natick 


11 


Holliston 


1 


ten games without a setback. The first 


Natick 


6 


Marlboro 


3 


defeat came at the hands of Norwood, 


Natick 


10 


Needham 


9 


but getting back into their stride the club 


Natick 


35 


Hopkinton 


2 


defeated Dedham and then their second 


Natick 


7 


Needham 


3 


defeat came at the hands of their old 


Natick 


2 


Norwood 


7 


rivals Framingham, at the close margin 


Natick 


8 


Dedham 


2 


of 4-2. 


Natick 


2 


Framingham 


4 


We hope the team representing Natick 


Natick 


4 


Waltham 


3 


High in future years will prove as suc- 


Natick 


6 


Framingham 


7 


cessful as the team of '3 3. We wish 


Natick 





Milford 


10 



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STUDENT COUNCIL 

Back Row — R. Shea, L. Carey, J. Angelo, H. Swanson, R. McNichols, R. Williams, 
L. Topham. 

Third Row — F. McGlone, L. Foley, K. Fair, D. Thayer, A. Swenson, H. Potter. 
Second Row — D. Volk, M. Latcur, J. Nichols, Mr. Gardner, I. King, M. Gilleran, H. 
Kenniston, W. Quast. 

Front Row — W. Andrews, J. King, E. McCormick, H. Connolly, Jos. Everett, M. 
Squires. 



THE STUDENT COUNCIL 



The election of Student Council mem- 
bers for the year was held during the 
first week of the school term in Septem- 
ber and was followed by a meeting of the 
body at which the following officers were 
chosen : 

President — Franklin King 

Vice-President — Eleanor McCormick 

Secretary — Helen Connolly 

Treasurer — Joseph Everett 

The immediate task of the Council at 
that time was the conduction of the Sas- 
samon Board election. 



In previous years, the Student Council 
has shown its interests in sports by se- 
lecting the cheerleaders for the football 
season and by organizing an Athletic 
Association in the School. In addition 
to these activities, this year's Council 
sponsored a Football dance which was a 
brilliant and an unusually successful social 
event. 

Handbooks of school regulations, pre- 
pared by last year's Council, were distrib- 
uted to all pupils of the school during the 
Fall by Council members. 

The Student Council has held a meet- 
ing every second week throughout the 



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year at which questions of general in- 
terest to the school have been discussed. 
Among its duties are the care of the vic- 
trola which is used, for dancing in the 
Gym and for which the Council has pro- 
cured records, and the encouragement 
of proper courtesy among the students. 
In March, Franklin King and John 



Mitchell were sent as delegates from Na- 
tick High to the Student Council Con- 
vention of Eastern Massachusetts in Fall 
River. 

The Student Council of 1932 and 193 3 
has been active in promoting the happi- 
ness and prosperity of Natick High 
School which it hopes will be augmented 
each year. 




SENIOR PLAY 

Back Row — Doherty, King, Weatherby, Rogers, Miss Wilson, Wenzel, Barnicie, Hume. 
Front Row — Margaret Nugent, Eleanor McCormick, Molly Heath. Agnes Lane, Anna 
Jordan, Lee Swanson. 



THE SENIOR PLAY 

'SWEET SIXTEEN" 

One of the lasting impressions made by 
the Class of '33 was its skillful presen- 
tation of "Sweet Sixteen," a play in three 
acts by Ray Hodges, under the direction 
of Miss Irene Wilson, head of the Eng- 
lish department, who left us in January 
to go to the Frank A. Day School in New- 
ton. 

Mollie Heatli threw herself completely 
into the life of Ruttaie Goddard, cute 
little busybody of sixteen, who finally 
succeeded in persuading Pat Patton, ade- 
quately portrayed by Robert Rogers, that 



he loved her. However, this was not ef- 
fected without evoking the ire of several 
other talented cast members including 
Kitty Patton, tiawlessiy played by Agnes 
Lane, Ileane and Fred Patton, depicted 
so well by Eleanor McCormick and John 
Weatherby, Edwin Patton. wlom we Iden- 
tified as George Hume, Cranston Stepha- 
nie, in real life. Lee Swanson, and Tom- 
my, no less than bristling John Doherty 
in the flesh. 

Also, well deserving of recognition, was 
the work of Margaret Nugent and Frank 
King, in the parts of Eunice Patton and 
Malcolm Barnes. 

Grandmother and Grandfather, the two 
character roles so very hard to picture, 
were enacted with tremendous appeal by 
Anna Jordan and Francis Barnicie. 



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PYGMALION AND GALATEA 
Back Row — Norma Brighton, Harry Swanson, Warren Bedford, David Sudbury, 
Dorothy Thayer. 

Front Row — Grace Elkerton, Peter Valle, Evo Valle, Nancy Bosworth, Robert Rogers 



PYGMALION and GALATEA 



"Pygmalion and Galatea" was presented 
by the Art Classes on Tuesday evening, 
April 25, at 8 p. m. in the Senior Hign 
School Auditorium. 

It proved to be such a success that, in 
response to numerous requests, a second 
presentation was given May 15, 19 3:>. 

Pygmalion, a Greek sculptor, fell in 
love with an animated statue in his wife's 
absence. Before her marriage to him, 
Cynisca, Pygmalion's wife, had been a 
Nympth of Artemis. Because of her love 
for Pygmalion, Artemis had let her go 
with the understanding that if either 
should prove unfaithful to the other, 
blindness would be the unfaithful one's 
punishment. 

Hurt and angry at her husband's in- 



fidelity, Cynisca called down blindness 
upon him. Galatea, wishing to show her 
sorrow at what she had done, pleaded 
with Cynisca to forgive him. 

Cynisca did forgive him, his sight was 
restored, and the animated statue to 
stone. 

The play was different, excellently por- 
trayed and very successful. 

The cast was as follows: 
Pygmalion, sculptor Robert Rogers 

Leuceppe, soldier Warren Bedford 

Chrysos, art patron Harry Swanson 

Amesimos, slave David Sudbury 

Minos, slave Peter Valle 

Galatea, animated statue Norma Brighton 
Cynisca, Pygmalion's Wife Dorothy Thayer 
Daphne, Chrysos' wife Grace Elkerton 
Nyrine, l-ygmalions sister Nancy Bosworth 

Ushers, candy committees and other 
assistants were students of the Art 
Classes. 



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GLEE CLUB 

Back Row — McGrath, Sunderland, Gibbons, Gordon, Gately, Rotchford, Dahlgren, 

Stanton, Mitchell, Nichols, Williams. 
Third Row — Tassinari, Means, Gauthier, Donahue, Fair, Latour, Stocker, Decker, 

Sampson, Kreshpane, Coleman, Angelo 
Second Row — Howard, Lane, Halpin, Quast, Whittier, Marciano, Miss Eldridge, Lis- 

combe, Weatherby, Grassey, Bosworth, Sutherland, McGlone. 
Front Row — Bedford, Nugent, Bismark, Meek, Bruneau, Carey, Penell, Lucey, Palli, 

Wright. 



GLEE CLUB 

Willi a larger group than ever before, 
the Glee Club organized in September 
with Miss Eldridge directing. 

The club met Mondays and Wednes- 
days, activity period, and this time was 
spent in singing and giving short operet- 
tas. 

The Glee Club was asked to sing at 
many outside activities this year and 
from all reports they were well received 
by the various audiences. 

This is one of the largest organizations 
in the High School and offers exceptional 
entertainment. 



THE BAND 



This year quite a few students volun- 
teered to join the band and at the be- 
ginning of the football season band prac- 
tice was held every Thursday morning in 
the gym. 

Later the band began to travel with 
the football team and made a fine show- 
ing for Natick. 

Miss Eldridge, Mr. Burke and the mem- 
bers of the band are to be congratulated 
on the work accomplished this year. 



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ORCHESTRA 

Back Row — Armenio, Marciano, Fairbanks McAllen, Phipps. 

Second Row — Apostle, Guarino, Hanna, Miss Eldridge, Bruneau, Duff, Featiierman. 
Front Row — Stocker, Meek, Branagan, Jos. Everett, Knott. 



THE ORCHESTRA 



The orchestra was organized in the 
early part of the year with Miss Miriam 
Eldridge as adviser and rendered its ser- 
vices at the Senior Play, The Natick Wo- 
man's Club Play, "Pygmalion and Gala- 
tea," and Graduation. The orchestra al- 
so played at many other activities. 

The service of the orchestra at our as- 
semblies proved of great enjoyment to us. 

The members of the orchestra are: 
Anthony Marciano, James Phipps, George 
Hanna, Virginia Bennett, Edward Meek, 
Rocco Guarino, Maurice Featiierman, Bar- 
bara Bennett, Dorothy Stocker, Lucile 
Knott, Robert Branagan, Joseph Everett, 
Norman Bruneau. Pandy Apostal, John 
Armenio, George Fairbanks, John Duff, 
P'rancis McAllan, Manager. 



FOOTBALL DANCE 



At the close of a strenuous season the 
football squad attended a dance given in 
their honor by the Student Council. 

As soon as the orchestra rendered its 
first modern melody, the floor rapidly 
filled as our football squad soon made it 
apparent that they were masters not only 
of football but of dancing. 

During the intermission Coach Donahue 
announced that Jackson Wignot would 
lead the 1!)33 eleven. 

"Bobby" Hale has our sincere praise for 
his hard work this past year. "Jackie'" 
Wignot has our hearty congratulations 
and best wishes in captaining the 1933 
team. 

Chaperons for the dance were: Mr. 
and Mrs. Patrick Everett, Mr. and Mrs. 
William Nugent. 



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SASSAMON BOARD 

Hack Row — Kenniston, Blanchard, Denny, Thayer, Hedderig, Fair, Hurst, Garvin, 
Pond, Sullivan. 

Third Row — Hayes, Gilleran, Burgess, Hedderig, Foley, Thayer, Carey, McCormick, 
Nicholson. 

Second Row — Williamson, Swanson, Nugent, King, Trudel, Monaghan, Lucey, Valie, 
Grady. 

Front Row — Bedford, Quast, McGrath, Everett, McGann, Hamilton, Feeley. 



SASSAMON BOARD 



This year, the Sassamon again succeed- 
ed in carrying off a prize at the Columbia 
Interscholastic Contest held on March 10, 
1933. 

Prizes were based on the originality 
and literary value of the material sub- 
mitted. Miss Shannon and the editorial 
staff are justly proud of this award as 
Natick High was the only high school in 
Massachusetts, with 300-800 enrollment 
to receive an award. 

On the evening of February 10, the 
Sassamon Board held a dance which 
proved a social and financial success. 

As in previous years the Sassamon held 
a short story and poetry contest. The 



prizes were awarded at an assembly in 
June. 

Altogether, the Sassamon has enjoyed 
a successful and profitable year. 

We take this opportunity to thank our 
advisers, Miss Emily Shannon, for her 
willing, helpful assistance, and Mr. Sears 
for his guidance in financial affairs which 
helped to make our paper a success. 

The following people served on the 
Sassamon Board this year: 

Editors-in-Chief : Mary McGann, John 
Everett; Assistant Editors: Alice Mc- 
Grath, Went worth Quast. 

Literary Editor: Winifred Blanchard: 
Assistant Literary Editors: Mary Gilleran, 
Robert Holden. 

Business Manager: Margaret Nugent; 
Assistant Business Managers: Frank King, 



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John Mitchell, Dorothy Thayer, Betty Lu- 
cey. 

Art Editors: Ruth McDonald, Peter 
Valle; Assistant Art Editor: Esther Hed- 
derig. 

Advertising Managers: Seniors, Vir- 
ginia Nicholson, Harry Swanson; Juniors, 
Harriet Keniston, John Mackin; Sopho- 
mores, Katherine Fair, Leonard Foley. 

News Editors: Seniors, Eleanor McCor- 
mick, Walter Hayes; Juniors, Grace Fee- 
ley, Reginald Williamson; Sophomores, 
Helen Thayer, Joseph Burgess. 

Subscription Editors: Seniors, Frances 
Garvin, Holt Monaghan; Juniors, Hazel 
Hurst, David Hamilton; Sophomores, 
Marjorie Pond, Leo Carey. 

Athletic Editors: Girls, Dorothy Hed- 
derig; Boys, James Grady. 

Joke Editors: Anna Trudel, Marjory 
Denny. 

Exchange Editor: Alice Bedford. 
Assistant Financial Editor: Mary Sulli- 
van. 

Faculty Advisors: Miss Shannon, Mr. 
Sears, Miss Wildbur. 



SASSAMON DANCE 



SENIOR RECEPTION 



The Class of 1933 beld its Reception 
at the Natick Armory, June 16. 

Tbere was a receiving line from eight 
to nine and, at this time, a few wistful 
faces could be seen, but after the third 
dance all sadness because of the impend- 
ing graduation was swept aside and the 
Seniors and their guests merrily danced 
the night away. 

Finally, when the strains of "Home, 
Sweet Home" filled the room, every Sen- 
ior, with a pang of regret, realized that 
the Senior Reception was over. 

The Senior Class thanks Miss Nutt and 
Miss Belleveau, the Class Advisers, Miss 
Coulter and her committee, and all others 
who helped to make the Senior Reception 
a memorable success. 



THE JUNIOR PROM 

That dance long aw;aited by every Jun- 
ior, the Junior Prom, was held May 5, at 
Concert Hall. 

The Class Advisers, Miss Margaret E. 
Cellarius and Miss E. Grace Churcli, 
worked long and painstakingly with the 
members of the Junior Class in order that 
the Junior Prom might be a success. 

It was — a tremendous success, and we 
can thank the Juniors for a most enjoy- 
able evening. 



On Friday evening, February 10, the 
Sassamon Board, under the direction of 
Miss Shannon and Mr. Sears, held a dance 
in the High School Assembly Hall. 

The hall was beautifully decorated witn 
red valentines which peeped around cor- 
ners in a most unexpected manner, and 
gaily-colored crepe ribbons were suspend- 
ed from the ceiling. 

At 8.3 the orchestra commenced its 
merry tunes and those in attendance 
danced the hours away, until— it was al- 
most unbelievable— the Sassamon Dance 
was over! 

The chaperons for the dance were: 
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Everett, Mr. and Mrs. 
C. E. Garvin, Mr. and Mrs. William Nu- 
gent and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thayer. 



HOCKEY 



This year's hockey team won only one 
game while it lost three. Lack of ice 
was responsible for the slack team work, 
although the boys worked hard to win. 

Practice was called in early December 
by Mr. Nichols and the boys reported at 
Cartier's Pond for two afternoons. After 
the Christmas vacation the team played 
two games with Wayland and toward the 
last of the month two games with Weston. 

The Seniors held most of the positions 
but a few Juniors and Sophomores broke 
into the lineup at times. Zicko was out- 
standing at center, scoring twice in the 
Weston game. Phoenix at left wing and 
King at right wing completed the front 
line. At defense were George Fairbanks 
and Captain Hayes, with John Doherty in 
the goal. 

The reserves were Sullivan, center. 
Burgess, Rotchford, Woodward, wings and 
Nickerson, and McNichols, defense. 

Results of games: 

January 4 Wayland 1 Natick 
January 5 Wayland 2 Natick 
January 2 2 Weston V Natick 1 
January 23 Natick 3 Weston 2 



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CLASS OFFICERS 

William Johnson, President 
Ferdinand Schaller, Vice-President 
Franklin King, Treasurer 
Helen Connolly, Secretary 



ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 
Franklin King, President 



STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS 

Franklin King, President 
Eleanor McCormick, Vice-President 
Helen Connolly, Secretary 
Joseph Everett, Treasurer. 



SENIOR EXECUTIVE BOARD 

William Johnson 
Winifred Blanchard 
Ferdinand Schaller 
Mary McGann 
Helen Connolly 
Sydney White 
Franklin King 
Harry Green 
Ralph Saviano 



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WILLIAM JOHNSON 

"Bill's" popularity has been unrivalled 
since he came to Natick High. .Ever cheerful 
and friendly, he is everyone's pal. We surely 
were lucky to get a president of his calibre. 
Happy days Bill. 

Baseball 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Sassamon 
Board 2, 3; Chairman Junior Prom and Senior 
Reception; Student Council 2, 3. 




FERDINAND SCHALLER 

"Ferd" is one of the quiet chaps about 
school. He is deeply interested in radio. He 
has an operator's license on station WICHY. 
We expect big things from "Ferd" because he 
hails from South Natick. 

Chairman of Ticket Committee for Junior 
Prom and Senior Reception; Executive Board. 




FRANK KING 

If the discussion is baseball Frank is al- 
ways there and through his untiring efforts of 
diamond ability he has attained the captaincy. 
Frank also represents our student body and 
under his leadership we have accomplished 
much. 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Sassamon Board 4; Sen- 
ior Play; Senior Write-up 4; Student Council 4. 




HELEN CONNOLLY 

Helen is our class secretary and most apt 
Latin scholar. "Connie" has many friends in 
school and elsewhere. She appears most in- 
terested in studies. Best of luck to you. 

Costume Committee for Senior Play \; 
Student Council 3, 4; Executive Board 3, 4. 



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ADAMO AGOSTINELLI 

Adamo is one of our shy seniors and al- 
though he is a resident of the Framingham line, 
he is an ardent rooter for his alma mater. 
Here's wishing "Adam" the best of luck. 



STUART ALEXANDER 

Stuart came to us the latter part of his 
senior year and through his genial personality 
has won many friends. 



MARGUERITE ALLEN 

Marguerite is somewhat bashful— but Oh! 
how nice. Some lucky young man already has 
his eye on our dark-eyed smiling Marguerite. 

Baseball 2; Basketball 3, 4; Tennis 3. 



ANNA BACIGALUPO 

If one enjoys good arguments, tune in 
some time on Anna and her various opponents. 
I wonder if Ann finds arguments with the cer- 
tain Head Usher as enjoyable as with others. 
What say you, Ann? 

S. O. S. 3; Costume Committee. 

MARY BALCOM 

A shy little girl from North Natick is 
"Sally." And yet her winning ways have won 
her many friends among students and teachers. 
We know success is ahead in the commercial 
world for "Sally." 

Candy Committee (Senior Play); After- 
noon Gym 2, 3. 



FRANCIS BARDELLINI 

Francis is one of our small seniors. Be- 
cause of his eagerness to study he has suc- 
ceeded. 




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FRANCIS BARNICLE 

"Barney" is the baseball statistician of JM. 
H. S. No trades or new players are unknown 
to him. Barney is quite a success with the 
text-books and we know he will be equally 
successful with after-graduation problems. 

Golf 4; Junior Sassamon Board 3; Debat- 
ing Society 2, 3; Senior Play 4; Track 2. 



JOSEPH BARNICLE 

Joe hails from our suburb of South Natick. 
The reason for his quietness is he has a yearn- 
ing for the wide open spaces. 



JOHN BARR 

Although John does not take much interest 
in school life, we know the gates of success are 
open to him. "Say it with flowers." 



ALICE BEDFORD 



Alice is our famous typist. Ever since 
our sophomore year Alica has shown us expert 
typing. Do you think you can keep up with 
"Tessie the typist?" We all know that you 
will make a most competent secretary for some 
business concern. We all wish you the best of 
luck in future years. 

Tennis 4; Sassamon Board 4; Senior Play 
Candy Committee; Typewriting Awards 2, 3. 



WARREN BEDFORD 

Most of Warren's spare time is spent in 
drawing and in the future we know he will 
give plenty of competition to Griftehir, the 
modern artist. 

Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Society 2, 3; 
Senior Play Ticket Committee 4; Pygmalion 
and Galatea 4; Sketch Class 2, 3, 4. 



SIGRID BENSON 

Very much busied by her studies Sigricl 
hasn't had much time for many scnool activi- 
ties. However, those she did undertake 
brought her success. During her stay she has 
made many friends. 

Decorated for Junior Prom 3; Miss Rat- 
sey's helper 4. 





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GRACE BERNARD 

Grace is a quiet likeable senior. Because 
of her gentleness she is not very well known. 
We, who know her, find her company most 
enjoyable. Grace always wins with a smile. 

Basketball 2, 4; Field Hockey 2. 



SARAH BERNHARDT 

Although Sarah recently entered Natick 
High we are told she has made many friends. 
We hope you have met with success during 
your few months at Natick and we are all sure 
you will continue to do so. 




WINIFRED BLANCHARD 

Winifred is one of our best-liked Seniors. 
We wonder— if Winnie is glad "He" took a 
P. G. Great things ahead with your person- 
ality "Win." You will be a fine secretary for 
someone and you know Winnie, even Cadets 
sometimes have secretaries. 

Basketball 2, 3; Sassamon Board 3, 4; 
S. O. S. 3 ; Candy Committee; Chairman. JunioJ 
Prom, Usher, Chairman 3; Executive Com- 
mittee 4; Student Council 3. 



ALICE BONYMAN 



"Lend me a pencil will you, Alice" And 
she always has one. She is our neverfailing 
little helping hand. We wish you luck as a 
nurse, Alice. 



AGUSTOS HORGHESI 



"Goachie" resembles that famous movie 
star Clark Gable in many ways and some day 
we are sure he will play the role of the leading 
man. 

Basketball 2, 3. 



NANCY BOSWORTH 



Nancy joined us in our Junior year. She 
has often been seen driving a Chev. She 
makes good at all she tries and we hope sha 
meets with success. 

Glee Club 4; Art Club Play. 



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EVELYN BOU RET 

And where does Evelyn hail from?— Snipe 
Island— That section is to be congratulated. 
She has a smile for everyone and a kindly word 
as well. A shy personality will be awarded 
"Ev." 

Baseball 4; Basketball 2, 4; Senior Play 
Committee. 



MARY BRADY 

Mary is one of the sweetest names in the 
world. But our Mary doesn't have to live up 
to that. She's sweet already. 



ROBERT BRANAGAN 

Through "Bob's" superior musical mind 
he has attained the art of teaching and in con- 
clusion he is a genious in the classroom. 

Orchestra, 3. 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Senior Play; 
Glee Club Operetta 3. 




NORMAN BRUNEAU 

Norman contains unquenchable sparks of 
mischief in those seemingly serious brown eyes. 
He has livened many a dark day for us. as well 
as entertained us with his singing ability. His 
cheerful, sunny nature will always bring him 
friends. 

Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 3, 4; Band 3; 
Operetta 2, 3, 4. 

VIRGINIA "MIKE" BRYAN 

And here we have our honorable basket- 
ball forward of three years. "Mike" broke 
through in Sophomore and remained firm ever 
since. Has anyone ever heard of a certain tall 
dark-haired senior athlete? Maybe— Mike can 
tell us ahout him. 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3. 4; Ten- 
nis 3, 4; Cheer Leader 3; Afternoon Gym 2, 
4; Track 4; Varsity 2, 3, 4. 

MARIANNE BURKE 

MaTianne is that little brunette senior who 
has rarely been seen without that smile. May- 
be a graduate of two years past can tell us 
about her. Your many friends wish you big 
things, Marianne. 

Usher, Senior Play; French Club. 



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ALEXANDER CHIMENTO 

Alex is our high school Tarzan and we 
understand that he is following t he footsteps 
of a ring career. Woe to the opponent that 
meets him. We will always remember your 
smile, Alex. 

Basketball 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Ulee 
Club 2, 3, 4; Band 4; Wrestling 4; Track 3. 

RITA CONROY 

Another athlete, Rita lives in "Cat Hill" 
and is a credit to that section of the town. 
She has many friends, both boys and girls. 
Lots of luck Rita and don't catch cold in the 
Ford roadster. 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Ten- 
nis 3, 4. 




WALTER DEMELLE 

Walter is our tallest senior but this does 
not hinder his dancing ability. Whatever may 
be his future goal we all know he will attain it 
through his happy-go-lucky manner. 

Glee Club 3; Glee Club Operetta 3; Usher 
Junior Prom. 



CATHERINE DENNY 

A quiet, commercial young lady, but oh 
how observant! "Cath" is well liked ana 
comes from Room 11, that ever famous home- 
room. We wish you luck, "Cath." 



JOHN DOHERTY 

Remember John as a mischievous little 
boy in "Sweet Sixteen." Well, the real John 
is mischievous, too, although his fun is never 
meant to be unkind. John is famous for hi3 
answers in English classes. 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2; Football 
2, 3, 4; Hockey 2, 3, 4; Debating Society 2; 
Dramatic Society 3; Senior Play 4; Wrestling 
4; Track 3, 4. 



MARIE DONAHUE 

During her three years at Natick High, 
Marie has been an enthusiastic participant in 
all school activities. In Glee Club she has 
starred especially. She is popular with all her 
classmates and is certain to be so at Regis. 

Tennis 2, 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Dramatic 
Society 2, 3; Usher at Senior Play; Usher at 
Class Day; French Club 2, 3. 



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DORIS DOYLE 

Doris Is one of our more quiet girls at 
school. We don't know much about her, but 
whenever you meet her she'll greet you with a 
smile. Good luck, Doris. 

Baseball 4. 



GRACE ELKERTON 

Grace is another of our tall, graceful sen- 
iors. She loves to dance and might easily be 
called an expert. We are confident of her 
success in whatever she undertakes. 

"Pygmalion and Galatea" 4. 



JOHN EVERETT 

John is that little fellow in the blue suit 
whom the teachers all rely upon when they are 
stumped. His interests include everything 
from Big League Football to the latest novel 
and back again. He's always happy and full of 
pep. We know he'll get along well at Tecii 
next year. 

Golf 4; Sassamon Board 3, 4; Debating 
Society 2, 3. 



JOSEPH EVERETT 

"Joe" is our happy-go-lucky trumpeter. 
His heaming countenance is welcome in any 
gathering. He has made hundreds of friends 
during his stay at N. H. S. and he seems to get 
along fine. 

Orchestra 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Student Coun- 
cil Treasurer 4. 



GEORGE FAIRBANKS 

George is that happy-go-lucky store keeper 
of ours. He's a very talented drummer and 
plays in our orchestras. He's extremely easy 
to get along with and as a result is very well 
liked by everyone he meets. 

Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4. 

GEORGE FAY 

Everyone knows George. Dark and hand- 
some, full of life and always happy, he is a real 
addition. It wouldn't be the same class if 
George were missing. He's the life of every 
social function and a great friend to everybody. 

Basketball 2, 3; Football 2, 3; Track 
Manager 3. 



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PAUL FEELEY 

The tall fellow of Room 11 with the Har- 
vard haircut, Paul has enjoyed his three 
years at Natick High and we've enjoyed having 
him with us. He's quite a visitor of the south- 
ern part of the town. We wonder why? 

Baseball 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Football 
4; Sassamon Board 3. 



PATRICIA FELCH 

"Pat" comes from North Natick. We like 
her hair ribbons and "Socks," in fact we like 
everything about "Pat." She's bound to suc- 
ceed as a secretary. 

Basketball 3. 



ELIZABETH FRANCIOSE 

Elizabeth comes from Room 11. We don't 
see much of her at the dances or around town 
but we're sure she'll succeed because of her 
winning personality. 



ALICE FRITZ 

"Fritzie" is popular everywhere. In spite 
of her size she's quite able to get good marks 
and we are sure she'll be a success. 

Basketball 2, 3; Tennis 2, 3; Senior Play 
Candy Committee 4;; Afternoon Gym 2, 3; 
Baseball 2, 3, 4. 

FRANCES GARVIN 

Frannie is that cute little Senior who is 
so popular with both boys and girls. What 
would the Sassamon have done without Fran- 
nie as subscription editor? 

Baseball 2; Basketball 2; Hockey 2; Golf 
2; Tennis 3; Sassamon Board 3 ; S. O. S. 3 ; 
Junior Prom; Senior Play. 

WALTER GAVIN 

"Bud" is that good-looking football player 
whom all the girls adore. We don't blame 
them a bit. His smiling countenance and well- 
developed sense of humor are welcome every- 
where. We know he'll succeed in this great 
fight of lite. Go to it, Bud! 

Basketball 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Orches- 
tra 2, 3; Sassamon Board 2. 



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JOHN GIBBONS 

"Jack" is that little blonde fellow from 
Room 11. He has kept pretty much to him- 
self in N. H. S. but bas made many a good 
friend. He's a Teal sport and an all-around 
good fellow. 



ROBERT GIBBONS 

"Gibby" is that tall fellow with the perma- 
nent smile. He's a great pal of John Everett'* 
and they've had lots of experiences together. 
He's a good worker and he tries hard. We 
know he'll be successful. Here's to you "Gib"' 

Football 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4. 



CORA OILMAN 

Cora is another of our secretaries. She's 
quite a successful one, too. Sbe's liked by all— 
althongb she's very quiet. Good Luck, Coral 




ESTELLE GOLDEN 

Estelle is a very likeable girl, quiet in a 
"way, and always full of fun. We know that 
she will succeed with whatever she undertakes. 



GRACE GORDON 

Grace is very quiet in school, but we hear 
she is very popular, also, with the girls and 
boys. How about it, Grace? 

Glee Club 2, 3; Usher in Senior Flay; 
Class Usher; Graduation Usher; Sunset Dances. 




JAMES GRADY 

Jimmy is the boy that writes sports for 
tbe Sassamon, when he does'nt forget. And 
is he popular? Oh! 

Basketball 3, 4; Football 3, 4; Sassamon 
Board 4. 



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CATHERINE GRANT 

"Kaddie" is one of the many that hail 
from East Natick. We don't see much of her 
in the center of the town, but we are sure she 
is making somebody happy all of the time. 
Basketball 2, .3. 




PHYLLIS GRANT 

"Phyl" is liked by everyone. She always 
greets you with a smile and treats you fair and 
square. Good luck, "Phyl." 

Baseball 2, 3. 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Golt 
3; Tennis 3, I ; Track 4; Field Hockey 3; Dra- 
matic Society 3; Afternoon Gym 2, 3, 4; Var- 
sity 4. 

HARRY GREEN 

Everyone knows Harry— always good na- 
tured and ready to help. He takes an active 
part in all the activities and is a great friend 
cf everyone, especially Coach Donahue. In 
case you haven't heard, he's a praiseworthy 
author, too. If he doesn't succeed he'll sur- 
prise many of us. 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Foot- 
tall 2, 3, 4; Class of '33 Executive Board 3, 4: 
Student Council 2, 3; French Club 2, 3. 

ANTONY GUARINO 

Tony is another of our quiet boys— some- 
times. He s a master of the art of getting 
along with his fellows. His pleasing dispo- 
sition will bring him many returns in life, 
we're sure. 

ROBERT HALE 

"Bob" has made a name for himself as an 
athlete, especially as football captain. He's 
a quiet fellow and very much opposed to public 
appearances. He's easy to get along with and 
as a result has been very popular. There are 
great things ahead for you Bob and lots of luck. 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Foot- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Sassamon Board 3. 

CATHERINE HALL 

Catherine is that real brunette in our class 
who attracts both boys and girls. She's quiet 
in school, but we know she'll succeed in the 
years to come. 

Field Hockey 3; Usher, French Club 2. 



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FLORENCE HALL, 

Florence is one of the blondes in our Sen- 
ior Class. You'll have to get your specs out to 
see her, but never-the-less she carries the name 
of a hard-working senior. 

Tennis 3; French Club 2; Usher of Senior 

Play. 

VIRGINIA HALL 

A smile for all and one for that certain 
law student, too. "Ginny" who appears so 
quiet to some, surely is great fun once you get 
acquainted. Art and Law come to her natur- 
ally. But our loss is their gain. 

li;isketball 2; Tennis 2, 3; Sassamon Board 
2, 3; Senior Play Usher; Committees, Junior 
Prom. 

FRANCES HALPIN 

Dazzling red hair, a sunny disposition, and 
remarkable scholastic ahility,— that's "Frannie" 
one of the real students of our class. Her in- 
terest in sports as well as in studies is very 
apparent when we see her in a basketball game. 
""Fran" will make the type of teacher that aH 
pupils like to have. 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Ten- 
nis 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; French Club 3; 
Sassamon Board Junior Edition. 

GEORGE HANNA 

"Hoot" is that little fellow who plays a 
fiddle in the orchestra. We hear he's a great 
golfer and a baseball fan. He has made many 
friends and he always succeeds in holding up 
his share of the conversation when any of them 
get together. We know he'll get somewhere 
in life— maybe as a professional golfer! 

Golf 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 2, 3, 4. 



FRED HARRINGTON 

"Fred" is one of those quiet fellows for 
■which his class is so well known. He's a real 
sport and a true friend when you get to know 
him. All his marks are right up near the top 
and we know he'll be successful in life. 

Track 3, 4. 




WALTER HAYES 



"Farmer" is best known for his three years 
of stellar hockey on the N. H. S. sextet. But 
his ability to make friends is his outstanding 
characteristic. Bon voyage, "Farmer." 

Hockey 2, 3, 4. 



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.1 ESSE HEATH 

Jesse is one of the quiet studious members 
of our class. Always cheerful, he has made a 
host of friends at N. H. S. Big things are 
ahead for Jesse. 

Football 3, 4. 

MARY FRANCES HEATH 

In "Molly's" rendering of the role Ruthie 
Goddard in our Senior Play we caught many a 
glimpse of this young lady's own character. 
Her vivacity, friendly manner, and cute smile 
which reveals two large dimples, have made 
her a favorite in the classroom and at all so- 
cial events. Molly's versatility assures her 
success. 

Tennis 3, Senior Play 4. 

"DOT" HEDDERIG 

"Dot" is an athletic girl 

Runs thru them all with quite a whirl 
Yet in some famous office grand 

You'll see "Dot" leading shorthand. 
Tall and straight and nice blond Iiair 

For leading cheers, she's right there. 

Baseball 2, 3. 4- Basketball 2, 3, 4; Track 
4; Sassamon Board 4; Cheer Leader 3, 4. 

ESTHER HEDDERIG 

When on the wall a painting you see 

Esther can say, "That's done by me." 
Just another mosquito but oh! so sweet 

Tall and blond and nice to meet, 
A social "Sec" she hopes to be— 

Let's hope it's true— just wait and see. 

Sassamon Hoard 4; Tennis 2, 3; Junior 
Prom 3: Decoration Committee, Sassamon 
Dance 4; Head-Chairman Pygmalion and Gala- 
tea. 

GLADYS HENRY 

She is a blond 

And we are fond 
Of her laughing face 

And smiling eyes 
As from East Natick each morn she hies. 



HELEN HESEK 

"Hank" we call her — Dancer fine 

Football is her other line — 
"DoDo" is her bodyguard — To separate these 

T'would be quite hard. 

Basketball 3, 4. 



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JOSEPH HORAN 

"Genial Joe," that's the name he's known 
by at N. H. S. Joe's ready wit and fine dispo- 
sition along with his ability to make friends 
will carry him far. He is also quite popular 
with the opposite sex. 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Band 4; Dramatic So- 
ciety 2, 3; Wrestling 4. 



CATHERINE HUGHES 

Catherine is a blond you see 

Quiet too, someone told me, 
But quiet blonds run very deep 

I'm sure she could tell us a heap. 

Basketball 2. 3, 4; Tennis 3; S. O. S. 3; 
Usher at Class Day 4; Usher at Graduation 4. 

GEORGE HUME 

The somewhat quiet boy of Room 12, who 
did so finely in our play. "Grover" has gained 
many friends through his willingness to help, 
and we're all wishing him the best of luck. 

Golf 2; Band 2, 3; Dramatic Society, 2,3; 
Senior Play; "Speaking to Father" 3; Track 
2; Cheer Leader 4. 



ANNA JORDAN 

Who did such good work in the Senior Play? 

Anna Jordan—that's what they all say, 
Dark haired, good looking, clever, too 

Hard subjects have no terrors for you. 

Glee Club 2; SeniOT Play; French Club 2. 



ROBERT KANE 

When "Beagle" Kane leaves school this year, 
Many a pupil will shed a tear. 

For in his jovial manner we have seen 
The smile of life that is so keen. 



JOHN KEATING 

"Jack" is that serious-minded fellow with 
the gift of good speaking. Remember when 
he had a debating team? Well "Jack" was 
right there. He changed his course last year 
and decided that he would climb right up i i the 
Chain Store business. Good luck, "Jack" we 
know you'll get there. 

Baseball 2, 4; Golf 2; Sassamon Board 2, 
3; Debating Society 2. 3. 






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HELEN KILLEEN 

Helen is a dancing blond 
She's petite and pretty 

Likes to study, yet likes fun, 
For she is very witty. 
Basketball 2; Volley Ball 2; 

Play. 



Usher, Senior 



JOHN KILLEEN 

Johnny hails from Felchville, which gives 
him recommendation enough. He has been a 
credit to our school and we know he's bound to 
succeed. We've often wondered why he trav- 
els toward East Natick so often. What's over 
there, Johnny? 

IVA KING 

Kingie's another mosquito you see 

Dancing is her specialty, 
In Room 25 you'll always see 

Iva working busily. 
A gray-eyed blond is Iva King 

She'd grace the cast "Of Thee I Sing." 

Tennis 3; Decoration Committee, Football 
Dance; Sassamon 3; Usher at Junior From; 
Student Council 4. 




FRANCIS KNOWLTON 

"Fran" is the math teacher's delight. A 
fine scholar for three years, he is also one of 
the most popular members of our class. Good 
luck, Fran. 

Football 4; Track 3, 4; Senior Yearbook 
write-ups. 

AGNES LANE 

Agnes is a scholar true, 

Studies hard I'm telling you 
A brilliant lawyer she will be 

And practice in society. 

Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Debating Club 2, 3; 
French, Club 2, 3; Dramatic Club 3; Basketball 
2, 3, 4; Baseball 2, 3; Senior Play 4. 



ARM AND LARIVEE 

Armand is the Bobby Jones of Natick 
High. No doubt his name will some day be 
famous in golfing circles. "Larv" is also quite 
successful in his studies. 

Coif 2, 3, 4. 



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LILLIAN LJUNGGREN 
Lillian is a worker fine, 

Speedograph is in her line. 
She has blond hair and smiling face 

She'll always win in any race. 

Candy Committee. 



RALPH LOVE.TOY 

"Butch" is Natick High's first class fight- 
ing man. A member of the National Guard, 
he someday hopes to be an aviator. Ralph is 
extremely popular with our class and we're 
sure he's due for big things. 

Football 2, 3, 4; Track Team 2, 3, 4. 



BETTY LUCEY 

Her jovial disposition, her enthusiasm in 
school affairs and her hearty laughter, not in- 
frequently heard in Physics, have made Betty a 
real favorite among the boys and the girls of 
our class. Betty's buoyant spirit has ever ad- 
ded zest to our school life. Lucky are the pa- 
tients who will have her for a nurse. 

Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Sassamon Board 4; 
Dramatic Society 3, S. O. S. 2, 3; Refreshment 
Committee, Junior Prom; Decorating Com- 
mittee, Football Dance; Pirates Daughter; 
Trial by Jury; Ushered at Graduation and 
Class Day '32; Miss Caruther Returns '33. 

RITA MacNEIL 
Rita has a smiling face 

Helps to brighten up the place 
Just as calm as she can be 

Doesn't worry you can see. 

Baseball 2, 3 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Gym 
Meet 4. 

MARY MAFFEI 
Mary is the sister of a poet, and is, quite a 
poet herself. Mary wants to be a stenographer 
and has already shown great ability in that 
direction. 

Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basketball 4; Afternoon 
Gym 2, 3, 4; Volley Ball Team 4. 

MARGARET MAHANEY 
Curly hair and laughing eyes 

A smile that's warm and true 
I wonder if we've realized 

The worth of a "Peg" like you. 

Peg is one of our speediest typists. She 
is "different" in that her pretty, auburn hair 
has never known a barber's shears. Peg. by 
the way, is the third member of that famous 
quartette the "mosquitoes." 

Tennis 2; Dramatic Society 2; Senior Write 
Up Committee; Candy Committee; Senior Play; 
Lsher, Junior Prom. 



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LAURA MAIN 



Laura is the lady with the great big "helping 
hand." She is another "Beth," modest, bash- 
ful, but absolutely necessary to our class. 
Tennis 2, 3. 



ELIZABETH MALCOLMSON 

You can call this little lady Elizabeth— but 
never call her Lizzie. Even if you did make 
such a mistake, however, her generous nature 
wouldn't allow her to hold it against you. 
Hers is the type of friendship that lasts for- 
ever. 

Senior Play Usher. 

TONY MARCIANO 

Happy, merry, fun-loving Tony— loved by 
all and feared by none. Tony is a violin en- 
thusiast and can make the tears come into your 
eyes when he plays— but try to make him play 
for you. As the Usher of the Court in "Trial 
by Jury," Tony scored a tremendous success. 

Football 2, 3. 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Orchestra 
3; Jazz Orchestra 2, 3; String Quartet 2, 3; 
Junior Prom; Orchestra Committee; Secretary 
Glee Club 2. 

GRACE MARSTON 

Grace is shy, but beneath that modest ex- 
terior has a keen sense of humor, and a love 
for fun. And what a smile she has. 

Baseball 4; Gymnasium Meet 4; Volley 
Ball 4. 

eleanor Mccormick 

Eleanor, with the blue eyes, typifies the 
ideal high school graduate. She has both wis- 
dom and modesty, combined with true wit. 
We are proud to possess our Eleanor. 

Tennis 3; Sassamon Board 3, 4; Debating 
Society 2; Dramatic Society 3; Senior Play; 
Chairman of Refreshment Committee, Junior 
Prom; Student Council 4; 



ruth Mcdonald 

Although rather quiet in school, we know 
that Ruth is a popular member of the class and 
has many interests outside. Her pleasing 
smile and willing way are traits which will 
prove invaluable to her. She intends to be- 
come a commercial artist. 

Sassamon Board 3, 4; Junior Prom Com- 
mittee 3; Art Class Play 4. 



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MARY McGANN 

Editor of Sassamon, Mary McGann, 

Is always there with a helping hand. 
Bright as a Dollar 

This very fine scholar 
"Will make her mark in the world of today, 

With her friendly smile and her nice way 
So here's to "Shorty" wherever you go 

May your boat be ever easy to row. 

Sassamon Board 3, 4; Debating Society 2, 
3; S. O. S. 2, 3; Candy Committee Senior Play; 
Senior Play Committee; Senior Executive 
Board. 

ROSE McGLONE 

Rosie one of out tiny dark-haired girls is 
one of the best-natured little people in the 
class. Despite her size she ably occupied the 
position of cheerleader during the football sea- 
son and is. an athlete of high standing. 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Tennis 
?,; Track 3, 4: Glee Club 3, 4: Junior Prom 
Committee; Cheerleader 4; Varsity 3, 4. 

LORETTA McGRATH 

Lcretta is known for her smile. She is 
one of the very attractive blondes in our class. 
"We wish her well at Framingham. 

Tennis 2: Glee Club 2; Refreshment Com- 
mittee .Junicr Prom; Chairman Gf Ushers Sen- 
ior Play. 



ROSALINE McHALE 

Rosaline— such a pretty name; and such a 
lovely girl. 
Rosaline shines in English composition, 
and her achievements are wortn of great 
praise. 

Our kindest wishes follow you in your chosen 
career. 



HELEN McMANUS 

Helen plans to attend Normal School, as 
she wishes to be a teacher. Lucky pupils.' 



EDNA MEANS 

Edna is also going to become a memher of 
*'a faculty." 

Glee Club 3, 4; French Club 3. 



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ELIZABETH MEEHAN 



"Betty" hailed from Wayland. She's only 
been with us two years, but sha has made is 
like her in spite of the fact. She's some dan- 
cer. How about it "Betty? " 



LILLIAN MERCIER 

Lillian, with the brown wavy hair and 
deep, serious brown eyes, is a favorite with 
everyone. She has an irresistible sense of hu- 
mor and a merry rippling laughter entirely her 
own. Lillian is going to be a secretary. We 
wish her all the luck in the world. 

Librarian 2, 4; French Club 2. 

IONE MILES 

Dark haired, brown eyed, lone Miles, 

Lights up the darkness when she smiles. 
There is no secretary anywhere, 

Who can with our lone compare. 
In Wellesley town when work is done, 

lone will always find her fun. 
Another one of the mosquitoes four 

Who've traveled together since days of yore. 
Usher at Junior From. 

HOLT MONAGHAN 

Holt is one of our most popular Seniors be- 
cause of his pleasing personality and willing, 
happy-go-lucky nature. We expect to hear big 
things from him because he inspires everyone's 
confidence and lifelong friendship. 

Hockey 4; Glee Club 3; Band 2, 3; Sassa- 
mon Board 3, 4; Usher at Junior Prom 3; Re- 
freshment Committee Junior Prom 3; Class 
Day Usher 3; Graduation Usher 3; Sassamon 
Dance Decoration Committee. 



EVA MORDIS 

If you wish a "pal" try Eva. She has 
never failed us yet even if it is only an eraser 
we seek. Remember us when you're a court 
stenographer, Eva. 

Basketball 1; Tennis 2; Usher at Senior 

Play. 



FRANCES MORRISSEY 

"Fran" is the little girl with wavy brown 
hair and deep brown eyes. She has a cheerful 
nature and her happy smile has brightened 
many a dreary day of ours. Best of luck, Fran. 




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JOHN NELSON 

Tor such a small person John has a great 
hi.g voice which frightens you. And can he 
recite? He'll, he a Senator one of these days, 
and a convincing one, too. 

Sassamon Board 2, 3. 



VIRGINIA NICHOLSON 

"Ginnie" is that blonde in the senior class 
with the curly hair. Isn't Mr. White lucky to 
have a secretary like Ginnie? 

Sassamon Board 3, 4; Senior PJay; Stud- 
ent Council 2, 3. 



FRED NICKERSON 

Fred is our hockey man. He's manager, 
star player, and coach. Here's your man, Art 
Ross, here comes Fred. 

Hockey 3, 4. 



VIRGINIA NIMS 

We have a faint suspicion that Virginia's 
future pupils will have to look up to her. We 
do. Best ol luck "Ginny." 

Usher at Class Day; Usher at Graduation. 




MARGARET NUGENT 

Everyone likes "Peg." She's popular 
with both boys and girls. She's quite a help 
to the Sassamon Board, in fact, we'd he lost 
without her. Best of luck, "PegV 

Baseball 2, 3. 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Golf 
2, 3, 4; Tennis 2, 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Sassa- 
mon' Board 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Society 2, 3; S. 
O. S. 2, 3; Senior Play 4; Riding 2, 3; Usher 
at Class Day 3; Usher at Graduation 3. 



JAMES O'BRIEN 

I guess we all know Jimmy. He's a hard 

working young man who's bound to make the 
grade. Bon chancel 



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ANTONY PALLADINO 

Red seems to like the office force quite a 
bit. And can that carrot top play football? 
Glee Club 1; Football 2. 



BESSIE PARKER 

"Bessie", who became a member of our 
class in the Junior year, has acquired just 
heaps of friends by her free, friendly nature. 
She ought indeed to win a high position in the 
business world. 



RITA PARKER 

Rita will surely make a "keen" secretary 
for someone. She has been an industrious, 
capable worker throughout high school career, 
and in her quiet fashion has formed real friend- 
ships. 



ERNEST PARKS 

Ernest is a quiet fellow in school. He 
comes each morning, is here all day and then 
disappears. But, still waters run deep. Good 
Luck, Parksie. 



VICTORIA PELTON 

"Vicky" left our class during the So- 
phomore year but returned when we were Ju- 
niors. She has been a winner of high scholas- 
tic merit. Her genial manner has won for her 
many friends, and will, of course, help her to 
prosper next year at Wellesley. 

JOSEPH PENELL 

What's that red and blue streak behind 
that basketball? Who? Oh that's Joe Pen- 
ell. He knows what "P. G." means, too, n'est- 
ce-pas? 

Basketball 2, 3, 4; Football 3, 4; Tennis 
3; Glee Club 3, 4; Orchestra 3; Band 2, 3; 
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DONALD PHOENIX 

Who made that crack? It's Phoenix.!! 
Don always has them laughing. Adios, Don. 



HAROLD POTTER 



Harold studies quite a bit, but he's well 
biown. He's going places, we 11 bet. 

Glee Club 3; Sassamon Board 2, 3; Stud- 
ent Council 4; French Club 3. 




HELEN RACZUS 



Helen only came to us this year out as a 
lovely girl she has no equal. Her "peaches 
and cream" complexion is the envy of every 
girl in the class. She intends to be a steno- 
grapher. 



KENNETH RATHBUN 



Ken is another flaming beauty. You can't 
pin him down to one girl. His motto is variety. 



AGNEY RILEY 

From "Sunny South" our Agnes hails, 

As scholar tried, she never fails 
Popular with all the class 

Peppy, clever, charming lass; 
For special work, she's speedy there 

She has no equal anywhere. 

Baseball 4; Basketball 2, 3; Senior Play 
Usher 4. 



ROBERT ROGERS 

Bod is the Adonis of '33. He's a fine 
athlete also. It's rumored that he's that way 
about the pride of the Junior Class. 

Football 2, 3, 4; Senior Play 4; Track 
Team 3, 4. 




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ROBERT ROHNSTOCK 



Bob is a quiet young fellow. We'd surely 
like to know what keeps him quiet. Does he 
make the old horsehide hum? 

Baseball 2. 3, 4; Golf 3. 



ELIZABETH ROSS 

Blonds are anything but scarce at Natick High 

Elizabeth's no exception. 
Her smile lights up her eyes of blue 

As summer skies' reflection. 
She has a disposition sweet 

A friend, I'm sure you'd like to meet. 




JOSEPH ROTCHFORD 

Joe has had some tough breaks these last 
years in sports, but he's still hitting the line! 
Keep it up. Joe! 

Basketball 2, 4; Football 2. 3. 4; Glee 
Club 3. 4: Sassamon Board 2; Property Com- 
mittee: Junior Prom Refreshment Committee; 
Glee Club Operetta 3, Track 3. 



ROBERT RUSSELL 

Bob is the fellow that kept us all from 
starving in the lunch room. He's the cashier. 
He's a fine student and a good friend. 



RALPH SAVIANO 



the vicinity of Mr. 
a mighty fine end. 



Sav's domain is in 
Hill's office. But he's 
Good-Luck "Saw" 

Baseball 2. 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Foot- 
ball 2, 3, 4; Chairman of Properties; Execu- 
tive Boa I'd. 



EDMUND SHEA 

Eddie is the chief reason for the success 
of the Colonial Theatre. He has created a 
very favorable impression at N. H. S., and we 
understand the opposite sex are very much in- 
terested in our good-looking senior. Good 
Luck. Ed. 



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ELIZABETH SHEA 

riolclen-haired, merry Elizabeth is a ray 
of sunshine among her classmates. It seems 
that sbe prefers football players also possessed 
with musical talent. Elizabeth is the type of 
girl who will always have many friends. 

Baseball 4; Basketball 2; Golf 2; Tennis 
3; Usher at Senior Play; Student Council 1; 
Afternoon Gym 2, 3, 4. 

MATIGARET SIMS 

"Peggy" is an attractive blonde and an ef- 
ficient member of the commercial department. 
JSTo doubt, sbe'll make an excellent secretary. 
We've noticed that Peggy's interest seems to be 
divided between B. C. High and Natick High. 

Baseball 4: Basketball 2; Golf 2 ; Tennis 2; 
S. O. S. 2, 3; Usher at Senior Play; Assistant 
B. B. Manager 3: Basket Ball Manager 4; Af- 
ternoon Gym 2, 3, 4; Vice President of S. O. S. 
3: Decoration Committee for football dance 
2, 3. 

AMEEN SOLOMON 

The cheerful lad from Room 19. He and 
Grover are quite chummy. Aside from his 
many other fine characteristics he is a fine 
student. 

Football 2; Debating Society 2. 



JOHN SOTETt 

John is one of the quiet, plugging type. 
He has kept pretty much to himself at N. H. S. 
but we all know lie's bound to succeed in later 
life. 



BEULAH STANTON 

Beulab has been devoted to studies 
throughout high school. She has shown par- 
ticular interest in French and also in the ac- 
tivities of the Glee Club, wext year, we shall 
expect Beulah to be successful at whatever 
school she may attend. 

Basketball, 2; Tennis 2, 3; Glee Club, 3. 
4; Debating Society 2; French Club 2. 3. 



ANNA STEVENS 

Anna seems to be possessed of Calvin 
Ooolidge's trait of "listening in." She has 
shown an interest in all class activities and is 
well liked by classmates although her voice is 
seldom heard. Are you trying to follow in 
Coolidge's footsteps, Anna? 



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DAVID SUDBURY 

"Dave" is oustanding for his persistance. 
He has that admirable quality of sticking to a 
thing until he makes a success of it. That one 
quality alone, insures "Dave" of a very suc- 
cessful life. 

Basketball 2. 3. 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Track 
3; Senior Play, Properties Committee, Pub- 
licity; Committees: Junior Prom (Usher) Dec- 
orating, Pygmalion and Galatea; Sassamon 
Dance; Football Dance. 

MARY SULLIVAN 

Mary is a sweet girl with a lovable nature 
which is often expressed in her radiant smile. 
Her work in the business course is of very high 
grade and she is popular with teachers and 
students alike. Recently, she hasn't seemed 
to mind waiting rather long for the East Na- 
tick bus to go home. 

Sassamon Board 2, 3, 4. 

DOROTHEA SUNDERLAND 

Dorothea is our "busy little Dee"— c'.ieer- 
ful, pleasant, and industrious. But, lest one 
be deceived, let him hear this little lady's elo- 
quence in debate. Lucky Boston University, 
that's to be "Dee's" future Alma Mater. 

Glee Club 4; Debating Society 2, 3. 

ELIZABETH SUTHERLAND 

"Betty" is that cute little senior with the 
"pug" nose and curly hair. We understand 
that "Betty" likes demerits and doesn't believe 
in getting to school on time. Is that right 
"Betty"? 

Basketball 3; Glee Club 4. 

HARRY SW ANSON 

Harry is the tall blonde with the excep- 
tional personality. He is one of the most 
beautiful writers in the class, although he 
won't admit it. Remember his dramatic per- 
formance in "Pygmalion and Galatea."? 

Basketball 3, 4; Sassamon Board 2, 3, 4; 
Committees, Ticket (Senior Play) Publicity, 
Student Council, 4, Art Club 4; Decorations, 
Junior Prom 2, 3; Football Dance 3, 4; Sassa- 
mon Dance 2, 3, 4; Senior Reception 2, 3. 

LEE S vV ANSON 

When Lee came into our midst in the Jun- 
ior year, our class received new talent for 
both its artistic and dramatic enterprises 
"Willowy" Lee has become a popular member 
of our class and is fronted, we are sure, with a 
brilliant future. 

Basketball 2, 3, 4; Field Hockey 2; Ten- 
nis 2, 3; S. O. S. 3; Senior Play (cast); Foot- 
ball Dance (decorations). 



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BRUNO TASSINARI 



Bruno is one of those quiet workers who 
doesn't say much but produces results. His 
outstanding achievement in High School has 
been to make the honor roll every time. Keep 
up the good worJt Bruno. 

Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Operetta 3; Freshies 4; 
Stage Director Art Play 4. 



ARGENTINA TEMPRENDOLA 

Argentina has a nice romantic sound. It 
suits perfectly the little girl who sits in Room 
15. 



GEORGE THOMPSON 

'"Jigger" is a sport enthusiast and has 
never tailed to do his best for dear Alma Ma- 
ter. His fiery red hair is a source of anguish 
to him and a delight to u~. Never mind Jigger 
your good nature is in distinct contrast to your 
"red top." 

Basketball 2, 3. 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Sas- 
samon Board 2; Student Council 2. 

LILLIAN TOPHAM 

■"Lil" may always he depended upon for a 
hearty laugh. She has shown much interest 
in high school life and heT ready humor is a 
source of joy to her classmates. We surely 
expect Lillian to meet with success. 

Football Dance Committee 4; Student 
Council 2, 3, 4. 

ANNA TRUDEL 

"Trudy" is a stellar perrormer in all 
sports and has proved a good leader. Look 
out, Babe Diedrickson, you are soon likely to 
have a rival! 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Ten- 
nis 2, 3. 4; Track 2, 3, 4; Sassamon Board 4; 
Gym Meet 4; Varsity 3. 4. 



RICHARD TRUM 

"Dick" is one of our quiet athletes Al- 
though he doesn't say much, what he does say 
is worth something. "Dick" is sure to be a 
success in later life. 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3; Glee 
Club 2, 3; Wrestling 4; Class Basketball 2, 3. 
4; French Club 3. 



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ALFRED TURNER 



"Al," though quiet is a friend in need. 
He's willing to tackle anything which means 
success in any language. Best of luck. "Al." 



EVO VALLE 

Evo hails from the wilds of Everett Street. 
He has made a success of himself in High 
School and has been especially outstanding in 
the art department. Good luck Evo! 

Class Basketball 2. 3; Hockey 3; Track 3; 
Junior Prom Decorating 2, 3; Sassamon Dance 
2, 3, (Decorations). 



PETER VALLE 

As the mainstay of the Art Department 
Pete has done a lot for the High School. When- 
ever art work was in demand, for a play or for 
a dance, Pete was always one of the first to 
offer his talent. 

Class Basketball 2, 3, 4; Track 3; Sassa- 
mon Board 4; Senior Play, (Publicity-Stage) 
2. 3, 4; Committees: Junior Prom (Decora- 
ting) 2. 3: Sassamon Dance 2, 3, 4; Football 
Dance 2, 3, 4: Senior Reception 2, 3; Art Play 
(cast) 4. 

BARBARA WADE 

A student true is Barbara Wade, 

For her, success will never fade, 
Dark brown hair, has Barbara, too. 

Sincere in everything you do. 

JOSEPH WALSH 

Joe was pivot man on the basketball team 
this winter and his splendid team spirit was 
the reason for many Red and Blue scores. 
It's a spirit like that which has carried many a 
man to the top, and that's where we expect to 
find Joe. 

Baseball 2; Basketball 4; Football 4; 
Track 3. 



JOHN WEATHERBY 

John is one of the stars in Mr. White's 
classes. Can he do physics? Someday we ex- 
pect to hear of John's discovery of the fifth 
dimension. 

Senior Play (cast) 



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DORA WELLS 

Here Is another commercial secretary for 
someone. Who is it, Dora? She joined us in 
Junior High and Natick has held her since. 
May her success make her glad she came to 
Natick. 

Basketball 2., 3, 4; Afternoon Gym 3, 4. 



ARTHUR WENZEL 

We expect to see Arthur's name in bright 
lights soon, as he is going to be an actor. His 
fine work in the Senior Play points out a bright 
future for him in that line. Good luck, Arthur 

Senior Play. 



WILLIAM WHALEN 

"Billy" is one of those Texas Athletes who 
have become so famous here in the last few 
years. His quiet and unassuming manner has 
made him very popular. 




MYRTLE WHEELER 

A joiner in all fun and participant in mapy 
sports has helped her to win much popularity 
through our High School career. Keep up this 
same way. Success will surely be yours. 

Baseball 2, 3, 4; Volley Ball 2, 3, 4; Ten- 
nis 2, 3. 

SIDNEY WHITE 

"Sid" is qnietly efficient in all lines. He's 
a favorite with everybody and he has quite a 
reputation as a half-mile on the track team. 
Watch "Sid", he's on his way to success. 

Senior Play Publicity Committee 4; Stud- 
ent Council 2, 3; Track 3, 4; Junior Prom 
Checking Committee 3; Senior Executive Com- 
mittee 4. 



MARGARET WHITMAN 

We wonder why Margaret was nicknamed 
"Ducky." Her own name is as nice as herself. 
Margaret is small, but then, "prizes come in 
small packages." 

Volley Ball 2, 3, 4; S. O. S. 2, 3. 



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ALBERT WOODWARD 

Someday we expect to sit in a box at the 
Boston Garden and watch "Ree" tear up the 
opposing defense as he scores another goal for 
the Bruins. "Fat" is going to M. A. C, and 
with his ambition and ability he ought to go 
far. 

Baseball 3, 4; Hockey 4; Golf 3; Orches- 
tra 2; Band 2. 

ROMA WRIGHT 

"Romeo" is another of our many seniors. 
We understand that Roma doesn't care for 
"radios" lately. She prefers to be "enter- 
tained" by a certain red head. How about it, 
Roma? 

Baseball 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4; Tennis 2, 
3; Senior Play Candy Committee 4; S. O. S. 3. 



LEONARD YEAGER 

Leonard believes in the old motto, "Silen- 
ce is Golden." He is energetic and ambitious 
and seems to be on the right road. 



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